Recipes for Trouble

Lemon Cupcakes

My little friend is 5 years old. He arrives on my porch and announces himself with a loud, officious knock. I open the door to his beaming face – he’s run ahead of his mama, who is hauling his scooter and a knapsack full of snacks and toys. I move in for a hug….

Pandemic food diary

A Shopping Trip, and the Norway Cemetery

Shopping and cooking have acquired intense meaning during the pandemic, a way to make sense of a turbulent world. This is the first in a series I’m writing, using food and foodways as a way to write about and understand my own experience of the pandemic and connect it to local and global issues….

Recipes for Trouble

To Say Goodbye

When are you going to write something new said The Scrabble Player. I check your blog every day. You do? I asked incredulous. And then: I think I’m done. Scrabble Player nodded in her mild, earnest way and added, quite seriously Maybe. You. Need. To. Say. Goodbye. We’ve both been dealing with good bye,…