Reading Time: 5 minutes First off: Happy Thanksgiving! I’m glad you’re here. Today I want to talk about kitchen disasters. Don’t get me wrong. I take pride in my skill in cooking. This skill was won only at a great cost in effort, and the fact that I ended up a good cook is the best evidence there is that cooking is in […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes “Mother” is a serious word to me, one that encompasses care, love, sacrifice, courage, hard work, dedication, support, and so much more. When I hear about terrible mothers, about abusive mothers, about cold and uncaring mothers, part of me wants to shower these women’s children with my own mother. I’d certainly be on safe ground if I did.
Reading Time: 11 minutes I was allowing myself to buy into the illusion of gourmet cooking without developing any of the skills needed to cook. I thought I’d found the angle here, the magic get-out-of-effort-free card that would let me cook just like Julia Child without owning so much as a whisk.
Reading Time: 10 minutes When I was younger, I always had a very complicated relationship with food, and moving to a very foreign country brought that relationship into sharp focus. It’s very true that the last place in an immigrant’s house to assimilate is the pantry, and this old saying applies equally to an emigrant’s house. I was surprised […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes I used to have such a love-hate relationship with cooking, but especially with baking–the bane of my existence for many years. This is how I learned to love cooking and baking after my deconversion.