Books, Beets, Borscht & Blini

Entertaining, Events, Recipe

After years of avoiding them, I’ve joined a book club. Finally, it seems enough time has passed between the six years I spent in university and grad school doing nothing but reading and talking about books ad nauseam with a bunch of people who fancied themselves experts on just about everything. Nowadays it is the…

Spanish Chicken Stew

Healthy Eats, Recipe

Today marks the start of week four of our eight week I Quit Sugar journey. My dear husband is starting to see the pounds fall off him, and except for a few unpleasant detox symptoms, I’m still feeling excellent and continue to be overwhelmed with the amount of energy I have compared to just a couple…

Spicy Chicken Soup with Kale and Egg Noodles

Healthy Eats, Recipe

Coming back to London after more than a month at the height of summer in a swampy mid-Atlantic state was a shock to my system! While the Tube is still holding fast to the heat its tunnels retained after the couple of weeks of heat (80-85 degrees) they had in July, the temperatures are only getting…

America’s Summertime Abundance

Entertaining, Markets, Pastry, Recipe, Travel, Uncategorized, Washington DC

While I’m more than content to trot around the globe during most of the year, in fact like nothing more than to see new places and experience the new, to my mind, summer should always take place in the US. Surely this affinity was formed during all those years we spent overseas, moving from place to…

Midwestern Devilled Eggs

Entertaining, Holiday Food, Recipe

In the weeks leading up to Easter I saw many recipes for devilled eggs in the foodie blogosphere, traditional magazines, and newspapers.  The eggs had been tarted up – yolks mixed with asparagus or wasabi or ginger or avocado or tofu. They just didn’t appeal, but did get my mind’s tastebuds salivating. Give me at…

Confessions of a Compulsive Foodie Magazine Reader

Chef Sally Jane Elsewhere

The Hairsplitter website, devoted to essays and commentary, has just posted an essay I wrote about the recent evolution of popular food magazines. While I may never be offered a contract to write for any of them after this dissection of the genre, I just couldn’t help myself.  So in lieu of a new food post,…