A Battle of Iron Nerves

Yes, yes, it’s been one of those weeks. Sick kids who passed their petri dish viruses on to me. A kids’ sports schedule with no relief in sight. And, of course, the end-of-the-school-year festivities. All of which have combined to render me almost useless for any kind of productive activity.

So, while I don’t have anything new here on La Pomme, I do have a new little diddy I wrote up over on 1859 Oregon’s Magazine about my experience as an Iron Chef judge for which I was completely unprepared.

If the moment moves you, you can check it out here.

Hope you all have a fabulous holiday weekend!! Between the unending stream of Lacrosse games, I plan to plant myself in a zero gravity chair with a good book (currently reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed,) and a nice glass of Pinot Gris.  xo Carrie



  1. How is it that these things happen and I don’t know about them? Those sick kiddos are interfering with our communication channels! Love that you were an Iron Chef judge! Nice going!

  2. Kathleen says:

    We all have those kind of weeks….don’t let it get you down. I went to see Cheryl at Powell’s when she launched Wild – it is a good read, a very nice way to spend part of your weekend. One of my book club groups is contemplating doing the last leg of her journey later in the summer.
    I understand Reese Witherspoon purchased the rights to the book & wants to play Cheryl in the movie.

    • Kathleen, I can’t wait to hear if your book club does indeed hike the last leg of her journey. Keep me posted!!