Monthly Archives: April 2013

How To Boil Water

April 25, 201310 Comments

Over the last several months, I’ve been on a relentless nonfiction bender. I devoured this fascinating book by Stephen King on the craft of writing, this book by a Japanese novelist and marathoner about running and writing, this page turner by a neurosurgeon whose personal near death experience defied what he knew to be true about the brain and this book by Malcolm Gladwell about what makes successful people successful. I’m only one chapter into An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler and I’m already eager to share with you what I’ve learned in just 17 short pages. Continue reading ›

The Firsts

April 18, 20136 Comments

One of the many joys of parenthood is experiencing the “firsts.” They start small – first bath, first bottle, first time out of the house with baby. Over time, the events become more meaningful and worthy of The Big Camera. Continue reading ›


April 11, 20136 Comments

When I go on vacation, I’m often inspired by a local dish I want to rush back and try in my own kitchen. I get all caught up in the glow of enough sleep, nowhere to be, more sun-infused Vitamin D than is probably recommended and fruity poolside drinks served on a tray carried by someone who is very interested in making me happy. It’s hard not to smile. It’s hard not to feel confident and fearless. I blame this vacation-induced bravado for last summer making me think I could replicate Italian gelato¬†and an authentic Ligurian pasta sauce. Continue reading ›

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