Freshly Minted

I recently replanted my annual herb pot with an ambitious variety of green edibles. The future was bright: fresh, pungent, natural flavorings happily flourishing outside my back door, romantically waiting for their next role in an illustrious whim of kitchen-oriented inspiration.

At ...


Blame It On The Food

I’ve never considered myself an athlete. I mean, in high school I took “walking class,” and later landed the position of softball team “manager” (read: sit on a bench). But by all the irony in the universe, around the time I turned ...


What In The World Does The World Eat?

There’s something weirdly curious about peering into the diets of other people. As if finding out some deep, intimate secret, it seems as though we are physiologically predisposed to participating in a kind of dietary voyeurism.

The interest, actually, is everywhere. Like ...


Embracing Healthy Traditions

And there it was again, Christmas morning.

My dad was making waffles, just like he has every year since I was little. I watched as he whipped up the batter, adding cinnamon and “secret spices” to make his signature recipe. I watched ...