Recipes for Trouble

Chilaquiles: Recipes for Life

What does your recipe journal look like? Does it smell like chocolate? Is it painted with expressionist tomato sauce splatters? Does it force you to remember a pasta dish that turned a romantic dinner into a comedy, does it play a movie of a time when you went to a lot of potlucks and…

Recipes for Trouble

The light, slowly returning

The season of feasting is over. Cold winds send chills down spines. The days are grey, brailled with routine. Students are colourful, noisy, minds toned and flexible. Whatever it is about the institution that drains, pains, or even hurts, falls away as I enter the classroom. Books open up, deeply. Theories shimmer like motes…

Recipes for Trouble

Out with the old, in with the new…

By the time you read this, I will have met a huge literary deadline. Hopefully, I will have done my dishes, too. It’s been difficult letting go. There are real people in this book, real histories, real memories. I coddled them and held them close and polished them until they gleamed.Now, the book goes…