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It was the perfect place to be—it always is

Updated: Jun 7, 2022

Sitting at the dinner table and lingering after a delicious meal has always been my favorite part of a party. I love when the table, still cluttered with plates, silver, bottles, and glasses half-full, all shimmering in the candle light. Everyone dawdling, their voices excited with stories while eruptions of laughter punctuate the night and the last of the wine is savored as the time slides by.

For Mother’s Day, Tony, and Theo, my brother and sister-in-law, hosted dinner. Theo asked that I bring a photo of my mother-in-law to add it with the other photos of our mothers. What a lovely idea.

As we sat and ate, our conversation revolved around our families. They weren’t all good memories, but they were real and powerful. And since we’ve all known each other for a very long time the conversation was poignant.

Then the question “What good memories do you remember about your mother/parents?” was asked. And as we finished our meal, we each spent a few moments recalling when we felt loved, what made us feel special—remembering the good times. Since it’s more acceptable and easier to talk about the pain and the disappointment in our lives; putting the loving memories into words was powerful and a beautiful way to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Lingering at the dinner table was the perfect place to be.


Did you hear about my OUTRAGEOUS goal?!

Ending one year and starting a new one is an opportunity to think BIG!!!


Here Is What's Happening

  • We're in the process of shifting the blog from the old format to the new one. It's exciting but it does take time and we still need to test it to be sure everything works. I'm telling you this because when you start making adjustment gremlins may appear and when that happens they like to cause mischief. If that happens let me know and we'll try to fix it.

  • Amazon, has finally added pages to the "Look Inside" option of my book. I wish they'd added more pages but since I have no say in the ones they choose I have to wait and ask them to add more later.

  • The video and the tip sheets I'm working on are progressing.

Le Kitchen Cookbook

A Workbook

Everything you need to know to be a good cook.

by Adeline M. Olmer


Bon Appétit

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