A Tale of Two Pizzas

At the best of times, January can feel like the bleakest month. The twinkling Christmas lights disappear, grey rules the sky and, after any snowfall, the pristine landscape that seems to mirror the blank slate of the new year turns into a muddy mess. This year, however, things feel even more grim, fraught with anxiety…

Anything But Bland

This past summer, while having dinner with a friend and her parents, we started talking about the dishes that we would always ask our mothers to make when we were home visiting. For my friend, the answer came quite easily: spaghetti and meatballs. When it was my turn, however, I had to stop and think.…

‘Tis the Season for Strawberry Cheese Pie

A little fartherwe will see the almond trees blossomingthe marble gleaming in the sunthe sea breaking into wavesa little farther, let us rise a little higher. -George SeferisThis is the point in the semester when energy levels start to wane. Each task begins to feel Herculean. The sun makes its presence known and begins to compete with…