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Of Carrots, Corn and Cookbooks

My newly-married friend Ashley emailed me yesterday in search of a good carrot raisin recipe. She of the I don’t use cookbooks school of cooking was finally convinced that you really can’t find everything you need for good cooking for free on the internet. “What’s a good all-purpose cookbook?” she wanted to know. Better Homes […]

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When Labor Means Rest and Babies

I’ve always thought of Labor Day as the official end of summer and a great reason to have friends over for a cookout. But this year, in addition to all that, as I was trying to explain to Harrison and Zoe the purpose of the holiday (and cutting out leaves for a garland), I was […]

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Holiday Reading

Next to Christmas and Easter, Independence Day is my favorite holiday. I love the annual reminder that our freedom isn’t free and that we have a rare history for which to be grateful. Steve and I started watching The Birth of Freedom last night and after we finish that, we’re going to continue in our […]

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