• Living
  • Boots

    Winter Coast

    Right before Thanksgiving, we went to the coast for a pre-snow, pre-holiday getaway. The street planters downtown were full of holly berries and flowering kale, and the surf was the tempo of wintertime festivities lined up one behind the next. Huddled up on a tiny beach, looking down at my boots, I heard my husband […]

  • Living
  • Hands

    Grandma

    “…they kneaded and twisted and unknowingly squeezed youth back up through their veins…” – From “Making Taralli” – a poem of mine originally pushed in Ginosko Literary Journal The women in my family have beautiful hands. Of all their pleasing qualities, this is the one that fascinated me as a child. Well-formed and graceful, not […]

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  • Kitchen Moves

    Purple Carrots

    Cooking is a vein that runs through my family. When my great-grandfather arrived from Italy, he opened a butcher shop and became known for having the best sausage in the neighborhood. While the store has long since closed, its legacy carries on through stories and the ongoing quest to recreate its recipes. We talk about […]