Seasonal living and the sensual, sensate life.

Dia des los Muertos

The River Between the Living and the Dead

The River Between the Living and the Dead

Ai Wei Wei’s Zodiac:  The Ebbing of the Year of the Ram The year begins singing its death song as fall blooms on the prairie and the days hover in the pendulum swing between abundance and dearth, life and death. Outside, the yard is full […]

Dia des los Muertos

Dia des los Muertos

This time of year I throw a feast for the dead, inviting friends for food and poetry and altar-making.  Together, we decorate sugar skulls and place names and pictures and other ofrendason the dining room table, making a place for the dead for dinner.  My […]

Recipes that Make Me Happy it’s Fall

Recipes that Make Me Happy it’s Fall

No doubt about it, cooking is a lot more fun in the cooler months. Without summer heat and long sunny days where all I want to do is be outside, I can stew, roast, simmer, braise, and bake to my heart’s content.  What’s better than […]