Posts Written OnNovember 2015

Delicious! A Novel, By Ruth Reichl

  Ruth Reichl’s debut novel takes us on a delightful foodie journey with Billie, a young woman with an unmatched palate, a drool-worthy new job and a heart that needs mending. I fell head over heels in love with Ruth Reichl’s 2005 memoir Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise. Her careful, intentional word choices tease the senses and bring us into the moments she has experienced in her life—it’s a gift that’s unmatched by so many other authors I’ve read (even on Twitter). Cool. Gray. Damp. Winter’s on its way. A soup morning. Avgolemono: sunny…

  November is National Adoption Month, and in its honor I want to share a story with you. This is a special story, because it is MINE. You see, I’m an adopted child. It’s not something I talk about much. I’m a very private person and sharing my story is something I only do occasionally, with people I’m close to. Adopting a child can make a tremendous impact and alter someone’s life forever, which is why I’m choosing to share it publicly with you today. Sue’s Adoption Story I was born in Seoul, Korea. At the time of my birth, people of mixed…

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies - easy to make and oh so good!

  I bake cookies just about every weekend. Before you get all, “Hey, Martha Stewart! Look at you!” on me, realize that baking cookies from scratch is just about one of the EASIEST home bakery things on the planet. I don’t consider myself a baker, by any stretch of the imagination. Muffins and zucchini bread, I can manage. Pies with pre-made pie dough from the fridge section of the grocery store? Check. That’s about the extent of my baking; I’m better with savory things that don’t require exact measurements. Except for cookies, which for some reason, I find ridiculously simple…