Politics, Potatoes, and Avocados

Politics, Potatoes, and Avocados

There’s an interesting political history behind the lowly potato. It’s not so lowly, really, when you consider the clout it has. While watching the 2017 Super Bowl, there may be some upset when reaching for the bowl of guacamole. There may not be any. Guacamole,...
Holding Tight to Food Traditions

Holding Tight to Food Traditions

Christmas 2016 has gone into the history books. Hanukkah is mid-celebration. Kwanza has just begun. All of these holidays at once can be overwhelming. Perhaps, not so much if you only celebrate one, but if you are one who takes in all of the traditions associated with...
Unapologetically in Love with Eggnog

Unapologetically in Love with Eggnog

Stories of my childhood Christmas Eve celebrations, include telling of mom ladling her homemade eggnog into each of our “Tom and Jerry” mugs. She would dust each one with a bit of nutmeg, and then as we delightedly each held our own, we would raise them; giving a...
Yankee Fruitcake

Yankee Fruitcake

Last week, I was driving home after completing some quick Christmas errands. It’s a good part of an hour from Augusta to my home and allows for plenty of time to think. I was thinking of all things I need to accomplish between now and December 25th. It always seems...
Is Human Trafficking on Our Dinner Menu?

Is Human Trafficking on Our Dinner Menu?

Thanksgiving has come and gone and into the Christmas season I go. Outside lights already adorn the eaves. Inside will soon sparkle with lights and glitter. Most days, the sky has taken on a wintry look. Only a faint dusting of snow adorns the cold, hard ground and...
Thanksgiving Leftovers Express

Thanksgiving Leftovers Express

As I write this, Thanksgiving is not quite here and will be a day over when this is published. The first thing that came to mind this morning was of previous Thanksgiving dinners. Maybe I’m not unusual, but I prefer Thanksgiving dinner leftovers to the original feast....
Café de olla: Mexican Pot-brewed Coffee

Café de olla: Mexican Pot-brewed Coffee

It takes me time to adjust to the fall time change in New England. How about you? Gaining an hour should be something to get excited about, but waking up in the dark and having it dark by late afternoon is not exciting. There is getting used to the sun being in a...