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…

Recipes for Trouble

Bicycling, and Balance

I’ve been marking for days, weeks, even. Hell, I’ve been marking for years. My dining room table is covered with snowdrifts of midterm essays circled by coffee rings. At this time of year the task of marking hangs over everything, clouding my vision, sometimes even making me disconsolate. It leaks into all the rooms…