How I Keep Busy After My Youngest Flew the Coop

How I Keep Busy After My Youngest Flew the Coop

“You are going back to graduate school?  Oh!” is the usual response I receive when I tell people about my plans. The facial expression that goes with the “oh” is particularly interesting. Sometimes it signifies pity as in, “Why would you want to put your self through...

Pzunka

“After 5 days on the road, I am so tired of eating burgers and fries,” wrote Tiffany, my pen pal from Wisconsin. She and her family were traveling to San Francisco by car. At that time, my 12 year-old brain cells just refused to understand how anybody...

Soup-Er Power

To this day, I fondly recall that chilly winter evening on December 25, 1973. Our whole family, dressed in our finest, was going out for dinner to a newly opened, fancy 5 star restaurant in our city. It was my father’s fortieth birthday and my first visit to such a...

The Spicy Art of Indian Cooking

Cooking with Indian spices is an art. Just like an artist, an Indian cook can dabble around with spices to create a masterpiece. I love to read and try out recipes from cookbooks to see how the cook plays around with the spices and creates a work of art. “Healthy...
One Pot Wonders

One Pot Wonders

One-pot cooking used to be the exclusive domain of bachelors, campers, and college students who just left from home. Throw meat or beans, vegetables, rice or pasta into a pot, and cook and eat. The concept was great: just one pot to wash. I imagine that one-dish meals...