Hello, Spring!

After the snowiest March I can recall, I’m kind of pinching myself. It’s April, right? Many years the forsythia and daffodils and cherry blossoms have disappeared already. But this season, the asparagus, the chives, the kale and spinach in my garden are just getting going. I know I’m not alone when I say I couldn’tContinue reading “Hello, Spring!”

8 Tips for a Healthier 2018

It’s January and we are pumped to eat salads, drop some pounds, get in shape, right? Well … if you’re like me, that’s a yes and a no. I definitely want to get back into my routine, to eat lighter than I have been and to move my body more. But it’s hard. The daysContinue reading “8 Tips for a Healthier 2018”

Apples of Every Stripe

Apples and fall fit together like two perfectly matched puzzle pieces. Just as the air acquires its seasonal snap, the apples are weighing down their branches, beckoning us to come pick them. And just as temperatures begin their slide, our kitchens are ready for slow cookers and warm ovens, for soups and pies, for theContinue reading “Apples of Every Stripe”

Thank you! And a Look Ahead…

It’s been about a year since I sent out my first version of this newsletter. It’s been something like two-and-a-half years since I penned my first blog post. And gosh a lot has changed in that time. But you know what hasn’t? You. Since I scribbled my first food column for The Roanoke Times, manyContinue reading “Thank you! And a Look Ahead…”

Welcome, 2017!

Yes, for the third time in as many Januarys I am greeting the new year with a new website. Let me say only that the learning curve for establishing my place in the virtual world has been steeper than I ever imagined. This go ’round, I’ve given the site a fresh look and also made some large changes with howContinue reading “Welcome, 2017!”