A Luminous Halo

"Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end." --Virginia Woolf

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Location: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

Smith ’69, Purdue ’75. Anarchist; agnostic. Writer. Steward of the Pascal Emory house, an 1871 Second-Empire Victorian; of Sylvie, a 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL; and of Taz, a purebred Cockador who sets the standard for her breed. Happy enough for the present in Massachusetts, but always looking East.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Pancakes

One thing all of my kids can do is cook. Once in a while they'll treat me to a meal, which is one of the nicest things you can do for anybody. And since they know their way around a kitchen, it'll taste good, too.

Amir treated his mother to a breakfast of pancakes this morning. He made the syrup as well. For some reason, both of my boys prefer this recipe, which I made up, even to real maple syrup. It's sugar and just a couple of spoons of water brought to a boil in a heavy pan. Then some cinnamon and plenty of heavy cream swirled in. Then some vanilla once it's off the heat.

Homemade pancakes, homemade syrup, a caffè e latte made with my little Bialetti....who needs Santa Claus?

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