Meatless Monday

Today, I put on a pair of workout pants for the first time since the beginning of November when a stress fracture squashed my marathon dream temporarily.  Today, I started my road back to running.  Today, I started a new workout routine to build back my strength and prepare my muscles for this return.  I’ve… Continue reading Meatless Monday

Compromises

Sunday dinner is taking a different twist today.  We have been eating a lot of comfort meals lately and many have been meat based. Today, we are enjoying one of our favorite meatless Sunday sauce recipes.   My husband brought home a nice large eggplant today with hopes I’d make eggplant parmesan again.  Since we just… Continue reading Compromises

Comfort Food

What do you do when you come home from a visit to the nursing home sad, your house is an empty nest and you’re in need of some comfort?   Of course you start menu planning and cooking.  When I get in these funks, I love to find comfort in food.  I’m not talking chips and… Continue reading Comfort Food

Sunday Sauce

My favorite cookbooks are those that have a memoir weaved throughout.  Food, after all is woven throughout our lives.  Its connection to our memories can’t ever be overlooked.   The mere smell of onions browning brings to mind images of my mother cooking her Sunday roast beef. If I close my eyes I can almost… Continue reading Sunday Sauce

Memory Lane

My grandmother Maria was one tough lady.   She had very strong opinions and made them known.   She came to this country with my grandfather Ludwig.  They raised their twins, my mother Else and her brother Walter, in Ridgewood, NY.  My mother and her brother were staying with Maria in Germany at the start… Continue reading Memory Lane

Resolutions are not Realistic

We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.  Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential. – Ellen Goodman Every January, I hear people talking about… Continue reading Resolutions are not Realistic

Celebrate You

Christmas is next weekend and for many it can be a time of great emotional pain.  There are empty chairs at tables around the table and loved ones left to deal with this loss.  One way I deal with it is to always keep my loved ones near.  I have something of these loved ones… Continue reading Celebrate You