Gathering with book clubs in my hometown, I love uncovering our many connections — the people and interests we hold dear as well as the books we read. Continue reading Is your book club a ‘hub’?
When we put our words out in the world, they sometimes come back to us in new and surprising ways. Continue reading Back in the book club saddle!
Sometimes it’s fun to go back to the beginning. Here’s one of the first versions of masala chai I experimented with back in 2007 or 2008. Continue reading Make your own masala chai
Matrimonial bars are basically the un-Christmas cookies … but sooo good. Continue reading Undercover Christmas cookies
In 2020, regular days are worth celebrating — and why not celebrate with some easy homespun sushi? Continue reading MacGyvered sushi (recipe)
I had just written about trying to slow life down when the email arrived saying school is cancelled for six weeks. It might as well have said, “Welcome to your new life.” Continue reading Navigating a new reality: corona closures
Our Thanksgiving Family has shown that with a little communication and planning, everyone, even sensitive eaters, can enjoy — and feel good — around the holidays. Continue reading Holiday potlucking–with sensitivity!
In this ninth installment, I offer a quick recap of the lessons learned in our family’s quest to bring peace to our home and share a surprising place where food additives lurk. Prepare for irony. Continue reading The irony of additives
In this eighth installment in our family’s quest to bring peace to our home, I share a hypothesis — that food additives help cause our son’s window of stress tolerance to close. Continue reading Opening the window
Let me preface this by saying we’re a bit excitable around here. That’s why a couple of days ago, when my phone’s weather app showed raindrops, my first thought was about the garden — specifically the tomatoes. This year’s tomato plants had long since overtaken their brightly colored cages, mounting an apparent rebellion while we were in Minnesota for a family vacation and book tour. … Continue reading When life gives you green tomatoes …