Recipes for Trouble

A Freezer Full of Perogies

My mother and I have not always been close. There was a time when, passing through Vancouver (where I lived for ten years), she’d call me from the airport. She’d been to visit my brother in Seattle. She’d tell me what a lovely time she’d had, and how there hadn’t been time to call…

Recipes for Trouble

Spring, and Roasted Vegetables

Spring is always an uneasy surprise. Classes end, suddenly it seems. The light sharpens, anticipating summer, and I see disarray everywhere; the piles of marked midterms on my desk; the litter at the edge of my garden; the dust in the guestroom. Out of the corner of my eye I see crocus; narcissus; cherry…

Recipes for Trouble

Guest Blog Post: Dinner With Friends

By guest food blogger Mette Bech I love Marusya Bociurkiw’s food blog because it captures exactly what I love about eating: being with friends and having great conversations while indulging the taste buds. When I saw she wanted someone to write a guest blog, I couldn’t resist. Thanks for reading. Elaine and I met…