Lifting each other up in the new year

Was 2009 everything (or anything) you’d hoped or planned? Mine didn’t exactly go as planned, which is the ultimate reality check in reminding me to remain flexible. We’ve encountered a few hurdles and sustained losses, with the loss of a loved one closing out the year. But to keep living in perspective, connecting with and appreciating others still outweighs adversity. Here’s hoping you’ll spend many moments in 2010 breaking bread with the people who matter in your life.




Chowder for the Wolf at the Door

When 10 pounds of potatoes and a couple dozen ears of corn show up unannounced, welcome them home to the chowder pot. After transforming our

Apple Soup Sendoff

Farewells bring on mingled emotions. Some signal “goodbyes” and others “so longs,” with hopes to stay connected even over long distances. When the time came

Peppered Corn Meal

Preparing the perfect polenta sounds easy enough, but around my kitchen, it takes added patience to work with the grainy flour ground from white or