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Some Women Marry Houses

A couple of years ago, I picked up a first edition Good Housekeeping Cookbook from 1963 at a Brooklyn Heights book sale. The Good Housekeeping Cookbook is impressive for its sheer density. Instead of just setting a table, it sets a world. The book … Continue reading

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I grabbed a sweater and bouquet garni instead

Every week, show announcements pour over the dining room table. There is always something opening and closing in the city. In a few weeks, my dad will have his show at Leigh Morse Fine Arts. He moves between the kitchen, … Continue reading

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Crisp, chilled whites till then

Every Fall I pack away my spring and summer dresses in a tan suitcase and stuff it in the back of my closet. I don’t look at it until the warmer weather comes. This weekend I’ll pop the metal clasp … Continue reading

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My Little Entle

I have foggy memories of my mother coming home from the dentist after she got her wisdom teeth pulled. We were in Maine and I was on the lawn, wondering why our neighbors thought she was odd to get them … Continue reading

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IT’S A BIRD!

There’s always the fear that someday the house will grow tired of roast chicken. Without warning or real justification, there will be a great household exodus that even the dog participates in. All spurred by the one question: chicken, again? … Continue reading

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Easy Decadence

Tiramisu’s creamy cake texture is light and seemingly airless. The chocolate, liquor and espresso are not subtle, individually felt notes but rather ties to a sublime symphony. You know, it’s no big deal or anything. Tiramisu in its strictest and most … Continue reading

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Camping Indoors like it’s 1874

Did Ulysses S. Grant just turn over in his grave? Because Washington’s temperature hit 102. We last tied that temperature in 1874! Where my white flags at? Brooklyn was equally sweltering so I decided to camp indoors. I thought of the A/C … Continue reading

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