Monthly Archives: June 2011

Beast.

By a miracle of God (I mean that quite literally) we sold the Beast, the affectionate name I use for our high top conversion van. We have had that van since I was in elementary school. Trust me, I never … Continue reading

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Indian Girl

When I was in 9th grade, I remember going to the Tontitown Grape Festival (a fair celebrating grapes, pasta and the Italian community of Tontitown) with a group of friends. I wore my hair in pigtail braids and as we … Continue reading

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peaches in cream

Last night, I made homemade peach ice cream.I’m working on a freelance article, so I’m not going to post the recipe yet, but I can tell you, it was so so good. It reminded me of being a little girl … Continue reading

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dear alyssa

I was asked a question about leftover potato skins, and what to do with them. It was also suggested that I start a column to answer kitchen and cooking questions. I’m flattered by the suggestion, and think it would be … Continue reading

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herbs and such

One of my favorite things about home is the herb garden we have. I’d say it is as impressive as the garden that produces the vegetables that daily warm my heart and fill my stomach. Here is just a catalog … Continue reading

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la la la lasagana

Everyone thinks lasagna is Italian-I mean, it’s pasta and has red sauce, so why not? But actually, it originates from the Greeks. Did I glean that information from that great resource, Wikipedia? Fine, I did, but I checked out all … Continue reading

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The mushroom girl

So, my brother and I have been working together at Mellow Mushroom. Everyone thinks it is super precious. I am coming to appreciate on a new level what waitresses and busboys do…it is intense work. Tip your servers, people, and … Continue reading

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