A few years back, this blog began to turn into a grind: I felt obliged to post on a regular basis, and more often than not, I didn't really feel like I had much to say. Posts fe… Read More
Caponata with dark chocolateI am a big fan of Felicity Cloake’s ‘How to cook the perfect…’ series in the Guardian, in which she takes a classic recipe, makes several… Read More
It took me 34 years to make it to my first salon wax. Which is remarkable only in that most women either (quite sensibly) never feel the urge to wax at all, or commence the monthly ritual in… Read More
It’s a beautiful Sunday: a rare day this time of year. The air feels freshly scrubbed. It’s sunny, but not like summer, with its bleaching, hammering blaze; rather, there's a sof… Read More
One tosses.The other turns.One huffs.The other sighs.Outside, the restless wind harrasses the trees, un-settling the un-sleepers.One reaches out, nudges the other.The other grunts. One nudge… Read More
It was a pretty typical night for me at that age: 19, I think.I didn’t have a car, but I found my way to Melville, without a clue how I’d get home. I did this often — somet… Read More
So, I ended 2014 and began 2015 sicker than I've ever been in my life. I have two working theories as to why:1) God has seen fit to afflict me with The Plague in order to purify me spiritua… Read More
My loathing of mince pies is surpassed only by my aversion to Christmas cake. There's something cloying about the taste of candied or dried fruit — raisins in particular — that y… Read More
Okay, well, not everything, exactly. The bit about making it out of flour and butter is pretty important. And water. I'm talking about the bit where you have to get the little globs of butte… Read More
Though it pains me to say it, I am not immune to the charms of the cultural phenomenon that is kale: curer of cancer, rescuer of kittens from trees, solver of the crisis in the Middle East… Read More
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