On salt

Yes, salt. I was thinking about salt today. Last year I watched the short Netflix series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and was struck by how much dang SALT Samin Nosrat put on her food! Glorious. Salt is the white, pink, black sand of the gods. Yummmmm. I want to lick it. (Photo by monicore from…

Rosemary Ginger French 75

This is my new favorite celebration cocktail! Let's be honest - nothing beats a glass of real champagne (yummers) but this is a lovely, fragrant alternative that also makes for a very refreshing summer sipper. Cheers to 2021! Rosemary Ginger French 75 (makes 2 drinks) 1/4 cup white sugar1/4 cup water1/2 inch knob of fresh…

On living a full life

What does a "full life" mean? What are its parts? How does one do it? I recently bemoaned how often I default to reading when I have free time, and how I rely too much on books to fill my moments. What I had in mind were all the OTHER things I love doing --…

Recipe: Turkey Two-Bean Cocoa Chili

As we hurtle towards spring, and a global pandemic threatens, I decided I had to post my favorite chili as a last celebration of chilly (RIM SHOT!) winter nights. In my mind, this is the perfect chili, made even more perfect when you top your bowl with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of…