Epi makes appearance in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Epipen toters and allergy-alert pals . . . the new animated film Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs shines a light on Epipens and peanut allergies. The food allergy scene hit home with my allergy-alert family . . . ready with a chance of . . . peanut brittle.

Oscar menu? Spice it up with Monica Bhide

We’re spicing up the menu this weekend, and the soundtrack of Slumdog Millionaire is heating up The Cookery. With India in mind, taste a sample of Modern Spice: Inspired Indian Flavors of the Contemporary Kitchen  . . . by Monica Bhide. Here’s Monica’s recipe for Butternut Squash, Coconut and Lamb Stew If you haven’t seen the film or heard […]

Movies from March

March was a mixed bag for movies.  Mind you, I rarely get to the new releases so you’ll see some dated films here.  What I’d love to hear is what’s showing in the French countryside, Ms. N.? Here’s a recap of the movies I squeezed in around all the writing, reading, chopping, prepping and cooking: […]

Frames of Falling Slowly

So here’s to “Falling Slowly” and a thanks to those who recognized this piece of work, the artists . . . and their message of hope. 

Falling Slowly

My husband just cranked up a YouTube clip in the cyber cafe and I’m falling in to the chorus with Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova as they perform “Falling Slowly.”  This cookery is a space to digest life’s ingredients.  It’s not glamorous, but as I load my dishwasher this evening, I’m relaxed because no one’s listening.  I’m […]