Nespresso Rocks!


Well, there’s a first time for everything. In my many years as a blogger, the last four on sites that advertise, I have never commented on one of the ads on my page. It was tempting in my former blog platform, because the ads were atrocious. I wanted to write something like: “I deplore this [Read More...]

RIP, Robert Farrar Capon

Today I got the sad news that Fr. Robert Farrar Capon, the theologian and writer (most famously of The Supper of the Lamb), has died. The Supper of the Lamb is the book that has most influenced my own work, as a writer and teacher (and cook!). It is, simply, the most wonderful food-related and possibly [Read More...]

Not a Fan of Mosquitoes? Then Get a Fan!

Might be overkill! Photo from

Tired of being consumed by mosquitoes? Looking for some way to keep them from having dinner at your expense? Rather not cover your skin with oily mosquito repellent? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then Williams J. Broad has a suggestion for you. In his recent New York Times article, “A Low-Tech Mosquito Deterrent,” [Read More...]

Strong Recommendation for a Great Book

A comic version of A Tale of Two Cities. From WikiCommons.

A few weeks ago, I blogged on the strong connection between The Dark Knight Rises and Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two Cities. When I saw the movie, I was unaware of this connection. Ironically, I had just begun my second time through the novel. I finished A Tale of Two Cities a few [Read More...]