Entertaining: Valentine’s Day Brisket

  For Valentine's Day we decided to smoke a brisket. In fact, we had two separate, very informal, Valentine's Day--brisket smoking--soirées. (Hmm I wonder if you pluralize "soirée.")   For starters, I preplanned my menu in advance. I also made the desserts and some of the appetizers the night before. I set the table and … Continue reading Entertaining: Valentine’s Day Brisket

Word of the Week: Diaspora

Word: Diaspora You Pronounce It: [dahy-as-per-uh, dee-] Definition:  noun 1. (usually initial capital letter) the scattering of the Jews to countries outside of Palestine after the Babylonian captivity. 2. (often initial capital letter) the body of Jews living in countries outside Israel. 3. (often initial capital letter) such countries collectively: the return of the Jews from the Diaspora. 4. any … Continue reading Word of the Week: Diaspora

A Renaissance Mom’s Outfit of the Day

The weather has been quite nice in Southern California, so I decided on this gray and black outfit for a day of grocery shopping with the family. Shirt: 2B Bebe Pants: Bebe Shoes: G by Guess Disclaimer: I am a mom of three and full time grad student. My “outfits of the day” reflect a … Continue reading A Renaissance Mom’s Outfit of the Day

Fun Fact Friday: Gravitational Waves

Do you know what two black holes colliding a billion light years away registers as? It registers as a chirp. According to Scientists, Einstein's theory of gravitational waves has finally been proven--a century later--as they found that two black holes, greater than 30 Suns each, really do exist. In fact, Einstein made a claim that these black … Continue reading Fun Fact Friday: Gravitational Waves