Category Archives: Food

Turnips and Rutabagas, oh my!

Has it really come to this – writing about root vegetables? I’m quite tickled (rhymes with pickled, which is one of the things you do with them) that “The Last Turnip” was accepted for publication in the journal Souvenir. It’s … Continue reading

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Anticuchos to Zucchini

My friend and mentor Priscilla Long introduced me to the abecedarium, a collage format in 26 sections, “a considerable space to contain and thankfully to restrain a large subject,” she says in her excellent manual, The Writer’s Portable Mentor. Two … Continue reading

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“Ode to Basil”

I sometimes say that I don’t like to write from prompts–I’m a slow starter, & brilliance doesn’t flow at the drop of a hat or a word. I need to mull it over, let it steep. And yet. And yet, … Continue reading

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Three in print

Last year I had three essays published in print journals. Print, as in words on paper, volumes that I can hold in my hands, flip through their pages. And yeah, to see my own stories in print.  Unlike online journals, though, I can’t pass them … Continue reading

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I eat, therefore I am. And then I write about it.

Whenever I think I’m through writing about food–okay, done that, time to move on–something jogs my memory, & it’s often food related. I love both reading and writing about food  because, of course, it’s so much more. The food is … Continue reading

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Banner year

Having gotten a late start in this business, I was delighted when it all came together in 2011 with my first creative nonfiction publications, four of them: Seventh Inning Stretch   –  Hobart, April Elvis Standing By  –  Eclectica, April-May – Woolf Pilgrimage … Continue reading

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