Ricotta is the New Avocado

I came across an article in a cooking magazine recently that touted ricotta as the new avocado. I personally think there is nothing wrong with the "old" avocado - it's versatile, delicious, and healthy - but I'm also buds with ricotta and always down for a little variety, so I decided to buy some and … Continue reading Ricotta is the New Avocado

Juanito Told Lupe

It's nice to have one food you are so good at making, you become "known" for it. People expect it whenever they come over for dinner. They ask for the recipe but, if it truly is "your thing," they can never duplicate it. For me, that is guacamole. (Side note: I was walking through the … Continue reading Juanito Told Lupe

Everything Old is New Again

We were watching MasterChef last night, and at one point Christina Tosi, one of the judges, started choking and coughing after tasting one contestant's scrambled eggs, which she declared were too peppery. I have no doubt she was heavy handed with the pepper grinder, but Christina carried on the charade so long that I said, … Continue reading Everything Old is New Again

Dogs and Pigs

We went to an anti-Trump rally disguised as a rock concert Saturday night. And it was great. Even casual Pink Floyd fans should know that Roger Waters is one of the most political and outspoken musicians in the business. When he performed "Money" and the video screen behind the stage cut to photos of Trump … Continue reading Dogs and Pigs

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good

For the past month, I've been binge-watching a little show called "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (though my definition of "binge-watching" probably differs from yours; it's more like a handful of episodes a week instead of multiple episodes per day. More of a Binge Lite, if you will.) Perhaps you've heard of it? It stars Larry David, the … Continue reading Pretty, Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good

Orange, Naturally

We spend one-third of our lives at work. So it stands to reason that we should make our workspaces cozy and inviting, no? With that in mind, I decided to spruce up my own 12'x12' slice of heaven last week with what can best be described as an impulse purchase. That is, if you consider … Continue reading Orange, Naturally

NNWM/26: Inception-ish

When I've talked about the plot of my new novel, a lot of people say, "Oh - like Inception!" And while both stories center around dreaming, that's the only real common ground they share. But enough folks made the comparison that I began to worry. I saw Inception when it came out a few years ago, … Continue reading NNWM/26: Inception-ish

NNWM/15: Cliff Clavin

Today was a very productive writing day. I dashed out over 2,000 words for the first time since Day 1. I have reached a crucial scene in my novel that is fun to write and the words are flowing. It's a full-on writer's high, and I hope it continues for the rest of the month. I am … Continue reading NNWM/15: Cliff Clavin