Blueberry Crisp

I spent Friday volunteering at my son’s school only to discover, at 2:30, that I was also supposed to bring a dessert to the dance that night. As in, 3 hours from then. But did I panic? Well, ok, I might have panicked a little bit, but then I got down to business. I found…

Salmon with Caper-Garlic-Lemon Butter Sauce

This could totally be an impress-your-date-boyfriend-girlfriend-future-in-laws kind of dish. It could also be a “Lucullus dines with Lucullus” (from A is for Dining Alone – M.F.K. Fisher), night-in by yourself dish. This week it was a “I’m not throwing in the towel” kind of dinner.  A bright spot to the week. Trout (or Salmon) with…

Zaatar and lemon grilled chicken with tabouli

Sometimes, simple is better. I had planned out an elaborate dinner to celebrate my cousin’s visit (complete with a thorough pre-visit house cleaning).  A text asking if friday night would work instead chimed on my phone, and without hesitation I said “Sure!” Yes, I could have scrambled around hurriedly, but instead, I went with simple….

Reading and drinking

I have a Bachelor’s degree in English Lit, and a Master’s in Library Science so it’s really no exaggeration to say that I love books – all books. I love books because, as much as I’ve come to accept and appreciate the wacky wonderfulness that is me, books let me be, well, not me, for…