Reveries of 2012

“Time was passing like a hand waving from a train I wanted to be on. I hope you never have to think about anything as much as I think about you.”   ― Jonathan Safran Foer So here we are on New Year’s Eve, that most nostalgic and most promising day of every year when we look at…

KitchenAid Mixers and Feminism

 “Women should be obscene and not heard.” ― John Lennon We have just concluded the major western holidays, and when I say “major,” I mean the big cooking and eating holidays.  I am a Foodie.  I spend days cooking (and, of course, eating)  in the last six weeks of the year.  (I am up by…

Sandy Hook, Gun Control and Devolution

“The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions.”  ― Dwight D. Eisenhower On December 14, 2012 at approximately 9:35 a.m., 20 year old Adam Peter Lanza, wearing black fatigues and carrying a semi-automatic AR-15 assault rifle made by Bushmaster, pistols made by Glock and Sig Sauer, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, shot…

Lemon Cream Filled Crêpes with Blueberry Compote

Crêpes are very thin, delicate pancakes that can be filled with sweet or savory fillings and served for any meal, really.  I have fond memories from my childhood of going to the Magic Pan Crêperie with my parents and eating them for dinner and dessert.  The word crêpe is French in origin, and comes from…