I asked Anne Willan for a piece of her mother. I know that is a very strange, and seemingly personal thing to tell you after my blogging absence of over 2 months (More on what I’ve been up to in a later post!) but there is a lot more to this story. There is so […]

I’ve got a lot of projects floating around right now. Or maybe spiraling around is a better description because I find myself spinning at times. I have multiple personalities, flipping from one project to another with barely enough sense to change hats. My weird way of working takes me from one thing to the next […]

I met Virginia at a book launch party for Anne Willan. Virginia was one of Anne’s star pupils at her renowned culinary school La Varenne, and Virginia has gone on to create an illustrious career as a chef and author. What I first noticed about Virginia was she was seemingly a bit shy and she […]

Something happened to me last week. I became a writer. I didn’t get a job or a book contract. Nothing actually changed at all except for my mindset. I haven’t been paid for writing in decades, and yet, I still write. I write because it is what I like to do. And therefore, I am […]

I have been checking my Amazon pre-order status for months in great anticipation of Maureen Abood’s new book, Rose Water & Orange Blossoms. And then yesterday, it finally arrived! I feel like a new mother…so excited, so proud and so wanting to share the news with the world! ¬†You would think I actually gave birth […]

I’m feeling rather sorry for myself today. Not in a poor pitiful me kind of way…I am not bringing out the violins and expecting people to actually have pity on me. I’m feeling sorry for myself in a nostalgic kind of way, missing my kids and remembering the excitement of Easter and hiding the baskets […]

It has been 59 days since my last post and I feel like the Catholic school girl I once was, going to confession to tell my audience in the dark box what I have been up to when he, my audience, had not thought about me or my life since the last time I visited […]


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