Humble Greek Fare

 If I remember correctly, it was during spring break of my first year of grad school that one of my closest friends made "the prophecy." It was one of those whirlwind New York trips I used to take in those days: trips to the theater, an evening dancing at Beauty Bar, enough sugar in two…

Persia in a Loaf Pan

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” -Helen Keller"It's life," she said. These were the words my dissertation adviser offered me when, in our final meeting of the semester (of my…

Baker, Foiled

I have a Castle of Silence, flanked by a lofty keep,And across the drawbridge lieth the lovely chamber of sleep; Its walls are draped in legends woven in threads of gold.Legends beloved in dreamland, in the tranquil days of old.-Daniel O'Connell Although I enjoy cooking, baking is my true passion. Cookies, cakes, breads, cupcakes, muffins, scones,…