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Fig, Feta, and Scallion Cornbread

I don’t know that I like holidays anymore. And I don’t have to. They are a privilege, and they stem from privilege. We never consider everything from every angle. And, while changing perspective can be an important survival tool, one does not have to be grateful (or ready to let go yet) just because it…

[Celebratory] Depression Cake

Well, well, well. Five years looks good on us. Someone proposed to me recently that maybe our bodies remember the things we have encountered. In terms of this website (and the memories I have stored), my body thinks of: Apple-Asian Pear Pie with White Cheddar Crust and Bacon Streusel, Zucchini Pizza with Lemon and Chives,…

Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies

// A performance // They were not the ones. That sounds amazing. Thank God. I wrote, You made me feel ordinary. This is how you made someone you love feel. I wrote, You can’t be you and love unconditionally. I wrote, I’m not changing for anyone. I don’t deserve to be invaded. I don’t owe…

Zucchini Pizza with Lemon and Chives

Arundhati Roy pointed out, “There are things that can be forgotten. And things that cannot-that sit on dusty shelves like stuffed birds with baleful, sideways staring eyes.” And she was right. If I were to summarize my character, it would be with this: recently, I sat on a bench in my favorite book store waiting…

Roasted Cherry and Red Pepper Salsa

My dad would have been 69 today. Who knows if he would have made it this far? There is always something. You know, you start to watch the way the light hits things differently over the course of a period of time. That might be the most prominent thing in my experience of this blog.…