A few weeks ago my mother-in-law, Fran, called to report that she had just completed the switch from winter to summer clothes, dragging the former down two flights of stairs to the cedar closet in her basement. Spring came late this year. I must be getting old, she huffed, sighing heavily into the phone. It […]
Strip District in Pittsburgh is a five or six block stretch down by the Allegheny River, filled with produce markets, ethnic groceries and bakeries.
This week alone I’ve managed to consume at least 15,000 calories. And it’s only Wednesday. Yes, yes, I know, t’is the season and, yes, t’is, but really, 15,000 calories and most of it from wild boar and duck fat–come on. Somebody call Jenny Craig. Or an ambulance. I’m testing recipes for my first book. And […]
My husband and I have regular dinner friends. We can never eat at the same place twice, we splurge, we try to each order something different, and we share.
Aside from a handful of authors whose work I will read no matter what, I traverse genres, authors, time periods, easily, maybe even fanatically.