Recipes for Trouble

Blackout Soup

I’m prepared for all things except emergencies. When a blackout hit Toronto last week, in minus 20 weather, I felt pretty good about at least having tea lights on hand. They looked kind of sweet arranged around my living room. Flashlight, but no batteries. Tea lights aplenty, but no candles. Still, with heat still…

Recipes for Trouble

January

A month of contrasts. Brilliant light, deep shadows. The shadows are full, honest, difficult. In January, I forgive myself of a million things. A million shards of light, a million mistakes, a million ways to be a better person. January. I took down my Christmas tree (and wondered: why is no one is ever,…