Gold it is!

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." -Virginia Woolf (A Room of One's Own)It's hard to believe that I've now had this blog for 8 months and also that today's post is my 50th! In the great scheme of things, this isn't all that much time, but still,…

Gnocchi for the New Year

Those of you who may catch the odd whisper, the odd squeak, so easily mistake my words for breezes rustling the dry reeds...But I've always been of a determined nature. Patient, they used to call me. I like to see a thing through to the end. -Margaret Atwood (The Penelopiad) Happy New Year, dear readers!…

Ch-ch-ch-changes: Zucchini Fest, Part Deux

"...would not, from all the borders of itself,burst like a star: for here there is no placethat does not see you. You must change your life." -Rainer Maria Rilke ("Archaic Torso of Apollo")Last week I received the last line of this poem in an email from my local and most frequented yoga school; the "teacher…

"When the Moon Hits Your Eye…"

Just in case the title of this post didn't give it away (I do understand that not everybody is a Rat Pack/Dean Martin fan--the horror!--and also that not everybody will have seen "Moonstruck" more than a few times in his or her lifetime, which, you know, you should think about fixing if you haven't), today's…