creativity · Food · writing

Cabbage Magic, or Why Should Chefs Have All the Fun?

Author Photo, Red Cabbage in Process He is a fantastic chef — loyal friend of many years, kind, generous, fun as well. After our annual holiday get-together, I asked if there was any of the red cabbage side dish. There was — and what’s more, he packed a container with several servings for me to enjoy. And enjoy I did,… Continue reading Cabbage Magic, or Why Should Chefs Have All the Fun?

Christmas · Food · joy · Uncategorized

Discovering Delicious Fruitcake

When I was young, Christmas meant a visit to relatives who lived hours away. We didn’t see them other than holidays and major family events, so we didn’t know them well, but we learned what to expect for holiday meals. What was served was traditional, harkening back to a Europe that no longer existed, to… Continue reading Discovering Delicious Fruitcake

Food · On Writing · relationship · Uncategorized

The Memory That Remains

Author photo, with temporary loan from generous, watchful dog It was one of the best meals I ever had. We were in Tuscany at a renowned restaurant with antique chestnut chairs and pine chests, wrought iron fixtures, attentive waitstaff, and starched white linens. Our day had been filled with driving, sightseeing, going wherever we wanted at… Continue reading The Memory That Remains

#AuthorToolboxBlogHop · books · characters · Food · On Writing

The Care and Feeding of Real Characters #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

  The Author Toolbox Blog Hop is “a monthly blog hop on the theme of resources/learning for authors: posts related to the craft of writing, editing, querying, marketing, publishing, blogging tips for authors, reviews of author-related products, anything that an author would find helpful.” Want to jump into the writing tool box? Search #AuthorToolboxBlogHop or… Continue reading The Care and Feeding of Real Characters #AuthorToolboxBlogHop