When the Rain Comes

When the Rain Comes

When the rain comes most people look for shelter. Truth be told, in a real downpour with thunder to boot, I also do the same. Yet some other times the rain is gentle and relaxing. It mutes the sounds of the city and washes its dusty face. It taps on the windows. It...
Rainy Springs Yield Edible Summers

Rainy Springs Yield Edible Summers

It is still rainy most days. It’s sometimes a bit chilly still, but the breeze has changed. It’s warmer and sweeter. If you pause for a minute, you can almost feel the earth stretching and sighing as the sun peeks from behind the clouds. I am once again...
Roscon de Reyes for Epiphany

Roscon de Reyes for Epiphany

It’s been called the longest night of the year. Kids are waiting for their gifts with feverish anticipation and parents (shhhh, you didn’t hear it from me) are quietly wrapping all the presents making sure nothing on the letter to the Three Kings was...
Pisto Warms the Soul the Simple Way

Pisto Warms the Soul the Simple Way

I remember watching Ratatouille when my kids were younger. It was a favorite movie at our home because (who am I kidding) it was all about food and cooking. The dish that the little rat (those of you who haven’t seen the movie should not be alarmed) prepares for the...
Splendor in the Grass: A Growing Season in Vermont

Splendor in the Grass: A Growing Season in Vermont

I warm up my hands by wrapping them around a steaming cup of hot tea and I watch the rain through my window. It’s tapping on the leaves that still insist on attaching themselves to the branches of my backyard trees. This cold drizzle is a sign that I can now finally...