Going Green

Today, I offer another glimpse into our wonderful autumn trip to Sicily. "Going Green" isn't for St. Patrick (sorry!) but for Sicily's most celebrated nutmeat!



When I met Markipedia, he used to raise his glass and say, “Sláinte va!” which he knew was a toast, but not whence it came, other than from an anthropologist friend.


Toxic Butter Shock

We were having four overnight guests in our little cape house in Maine, and I wanted to make them something special which I had previously created for Mark one day when I was home sick.


Tart and Tingly

There are some foods that just make your mouth tingle.


An Apple a Day

We invited friends for an impromptu dinner the other night. It was a work night. I had exactly 24 hours to plan, shop, prepare, and serve. I knew I wouldn’t get home until at least 5:30pm, more likely 5:45 or 6:00. They were due to arrive at 6:30. This might throw some people into a tailspin, but not me. I have a few tricks up my sleeve (let’s call them “tips,” or “advice”).


I Am Not a Pheasant Plucker...

“I’m a pheasant plucker’s son.” I won’t finish this off-color tongue twister, as you can imagine where it is going...