Seasonal living and the sensual, sensate life.

Mother’s Day

To Susan

To Susan

Mother’s Day and snow is falling on the Front Range, after six days of rain.  The world is wet and cold.  Still a robin woke me at 430 this morning with its frantic good-morning song.  The day feels bleak and strange and a little empty […]

What I Learned About Food from My Mother

What I Learned About Food from My Mother

Nothing. My mother, of Midwestern Finnish stock, made three things:  mushroom chicken, lasagna and pot roast.  I wanted a mother who relished food, who stood beside me as I stood on a chair and stirred steaming sauces and learned about flavor and taste.  But mom […]