Easy, breezy New Year's resolutions

It's New Year's Day, and I have gotten out of bed, maxed out on coffee, gone to the gym for a spin class, washed all the glassware from...

Kitchen Ingenuity

Sometimes things go just as planned when we are cooking. But at other times, a cook needs to get a little creative and figure out how to...

Kitchen Essentials

I do not own a kitchen blow torch. I wish I did--I like playing with fire a lot, and kitchen blow torches look like fun. You can do...

Howard Dean, redux

I have always liked Governor Howard Dean, MD. Like me, he's a primary care doctor. As governor of Vermont, he was an authentic and...

Anti-semitism in France and the US

When I mention that I speak and love all things French, it's not uncommon for someone to mention the purported high rates of...

My Favorite Little French Place--in NYC

A few years ago, while visiting New York, my husband and I ducked into a restaurant on Prince Street in Soho on an early spring evening...

Soup Weather (part one)

I indulged in a very pleasant work lunch on last Tuesday at an outdoor café on Southport Avenue near Wrigley Field. I enjoyed my meal...

A Week of Activism (part one)

Activism can take many forms. We can canvass, write postcards, visit our elected officials, make phone calls, attend rallies and most...

Jewish Holiday Food, part one

Jewish holidays follow the seasons. Passover (my favorite Jewish holiday) celebrates liberation and comes at the beginning of spring. ...

Gearing Up For The 2018 Election

I have canvassed for Democrats running for the house, senate and for the presidency in cities and towns all over the midwest since 2004. ...

tomatoes

Tomatoes--heirloom, organic, locally-grown--are the stars of late-summer midwestern farmers markets. Classified as a fruit with interior...

La belle France

From the crowded streets of the Marais neighborhood of Paris to the open countryside of Normandy, France is a beautiful country full of...

Travel, community, and so much more

Do you like to travel near and far? Are you interested in both building community at home and exploring other communities? I hope you...

Progressive activism

I am a proud liberal, and I have worked on Democratic campaigns throughout the Midwest. I stand with politicians who: support legislation...

Progressive activism

I am a proud liberal, and I have worked on Democratic campaigns throughout the Midwest. I stand with politicians who: support legislation...

Let's cook together!

Welcome to my kitchen! I hope you enjoy my scratch cooking prepared from fresh, local (when available) ingredients. I love to cook for...

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