There was a time in my life when I wrote ALL THE TIME. Granted, that time was when I was young and unencumbered by work or children and was in the thick of the excitement of being a young adult. It’s so easy to be full of angst when you are in passionate and youthful … More Writing again
This year, I read 109 books (might make it to 110 if I read my current novel very quickly). 2014 was the year I discovered Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot (how had I missed Christie and her Belgian detective?) and devoured several new series (particular favorites: the Enola Holmes books and the Gareth and Gwen mysteries) . … More My favorite books – 2014
It’s been awhile since I’ve written on this blog, but Mike and Quinn are out of the house and I have to do something with the eerily quiet time (I’ve already watched 2 episodes of Top Chef, cleaned the kitchen, and exercised … I’m so productive when I’m not parenting!), so I figured I’d check … More Surviving age 3
I think like a lot of people I know, my relationship with food has evolved over time. I grew up in a busy household with a mother who perhaps didn’t love cooking as much as I do. She also worked nights. And, I think like many women of her generation, she was raised on convenient … More An experiment in real eating
Austria. Birthplace of Mozart, Marie-Antoinette, Freud, and wiener schnitzel. Austria was supposed to be the redemption of spaetzle. It was to be my grand renaissance of dough-based side dishes. Alas, I have a cold and that spaetzle was not to be. To be honest, I only cooked the pork tonight because I was worried it … More Schnitzel. Bless you.
Friends, there are a lot of countries in the world (SPOILER). And while when I originally set out on my cooking project I thought I would cook each and every one of them, it soon became clear to me that I just didn’t have the stamina or the desire to do so. So many countries … More Mini tour of the Middle East, appetizer style
For weeks, I had been planning to make Greek food as my next international cuisine, but today, I just wasn’t feeling it. Don’t get me wrong, I like Greek food, but I haven’t really found a recipe that I was excited about it. So, instead I decided to just pick a recipe that sounded good. … More Random country: Serbia