Fall, Pudding, Toast, A Great Cookbook and My Love/Hate for M.S.

I like this time of year, I really do. I like shadows in the morning and the metaphors of failing and falling light. I spend whole minutes noting how the early morning fog blurs the edges of the birch trees and evergreens in my backyard. Even with a … [Read more...]

Shallot Vinaigrette, Asparagus, and Pauvre Mishele

I was twenty-two years old when I saw my first shallot.  It's small, reddish exterior sitting in small basket on the counter in a house in Lyons, France, where I was living as an exchange student.  I pointed towards the small, onion-like … [Read more...]