Monthly Archives: November 2012
Steaming Bishops and Unlikely Emails
â€œI was supposed to be singing a concert,â€ said my friend and choir colleague Theresa, â€œthen I got an email with the header: Cancelled, due to infidelity.â€
Butternut Squash Apple Soup, Thanksgiving Balloons, Romanticism and Transience
Itâ€™s become an absolute Thanksgiving tradition that the night before the parade Jon and I head to the Natural History Museum to see the giant balloons tethered down under nets, ready and waiting to fly.
White Cranberry Cosmopolitans – because sometimes a stiff drink can really help
As Thanksgiving approaches itâ€™s good to have a cocktail on hand to combat any seasonal stresses. My in-laws are visiting from Scotland this year, and though ordinarily I would not find this stressful, the last parental visit we had coincided … Continue reading
What’s not to love about Thanksgiving? Americans eat mashed sweet potatoes covered in mini marshmallows, drizzled with maple syrup, then broilled / grilled to a molten goo. This is amazing.
Maple Bourbon Cider, and the things people say at parties that kill the room stone dead.
You know the set up – a party, lots of chat, lots of noise. And suddenly somebody says something that synchs up with an infinitesimal lull, and a sentence slices through the atmosphere like a hot knife through butter. â€œThen … Continue reading
A Rotarian Halloween and Whole Roasted Pumpkins with Butternut Squash Risotto – This Dinner Will Get You Laid
One Halloween when my husband was a kid, he was picked by his school to be in one of those murder mysteries that were the absolute Newest Craze â€“ the kind that you can still buy now in a box … Continue reading
Election Night – and a bowl of caramel rosemary popcorn
Election day, and Facebook is a hotbed of political intrigue and opinion.
The week the power went out
It was impossible to imagine it a week ago when my parents and sister arrived in New York for a holiday. Weâ€™d heard the warnings of course, stocked up with water, hunkered down. But the threat was intangible. Theoretical. And … Continue reading