Monthly Archives: September 2012


  We are sitting on the ledge of a low brick wall that separates the sidewalk from a small canal in the Dosoduro, a quiet and unusually verdant section of Venice. My husband, Bill, and I are eating cicheti (chee-KEH-tee) … Continue reading

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Labor Day In the Kitchen

How do you peel a walnut?” my daughter asked as she looked, not too happily, at the mound of nuts on the kitchen table.  We’d spent three days in the kitchen laboring over the twelve dishes we’d planned for a … Continue reading

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The Next Best Thing: Week Ten

Zoe Brooks of Zoe Brooks Books and More ( tagged me to participate in a blog networking project called The Next Best Thing.  I am to answer ten questions about my work in progress and then tag five other bloggers … Continue reading

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