• before the 2009 diet change
  • Raincheck?

    Saturday night, with the best of intentions, I treated my brother to a belated birthday dinner in Lincoln Park, and before leaving the place, I had become so sick, I’d even made an emergency visit to the men’s room when the ladies’ was occupied and things had gotten, well, urgent. (A consoling factor, perhaps, was […]

  • before the 2009 diet change
  • On America

    Yesterday, on my lunch break, I stopped at the post office to mail a package to Amie, my solider for this month’s Operation Baking Gals project. (My host is Lan, who has posted about the project and our servicewoman here.) Normally, I might save this post for another day, maybe when the election and our […]

  • before the 2009 diet change
  • Begin with Pumpkin

    My friend Becky has never tasted pumpkin. Not one Thanksgiving pie. Not one muffin or fresh-baked bread. And between us, she must be terribly sorry she ever admitted this to me, not just because she is now the subject of this blog post, but for the responses it’s garnered: “How can you never have had […]