I’m so blessed to have the family I have. Are we imperfect? Of course. Do we bicker? No doubt. But we are also endlessly loving. I spent Labor Day Weekend in St. Louis visiting extended family including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We ate too much this weekend, celebrated no fewer than four birthdays and [...]
I felt so loved this weekend. I had a joyous birthday celebration -- on Saturday I made a delicious brunch for close friends and family, followed by wine tasting and a a feast of tapas at a trendy local restaurant. Everyone was left tipsy, pleasantly sleepy, and totally content. On Sunday I went with my [...]
I love Thanksgiving. I'd say it's my favorite holiday, but I say that on Halloween and Christmas too. But really, Thanksgiving is wonderful because it's all about family and food. No pressure of gift giving, no ornaments to break, no pine needles to sweep up. Just a feast with your loved ones. I love cooking almost [...]
Can I be both a night owl and an early bird?
The other day I was listening to Radio Cherry Bombe (the podcast from woman-focused food literature quarterly Cherry Bombe) and they were interviewing culinary goddess Ina Garten. Ina, the mogul, cook book writer, Food Network star, and beloved dinner party host, said that when she was transitioning from gourmet shop owner to author, her husband encouraged [...]
Hi everyone, I know I've been MIA for the past week, and I promise to get back on track soon. I just wanted to pop in and remind you that I'm still kickin'. I have some great posts in the works (they involve things like Broadway and Cuba!) and I just need to get my [...]
I was supposed to post theatre news today, but I am so angry and hurt about the Eric Garner decision that I can hardly type. When. Will. It. End. I'm feeling the need to create something, some positive action for change. I'm not sure what yet, but let's make something together. "The opposite of war [...]