Author Archives: Cynthia Spivey

Do you miss me?

I thought so…but don’t feel bad if you don’t. I get it. I hardly notice when I’m gone myself. But in case you were worried, I have been fine. Great actually. I’ve been writing more than I have in decades which is fun for me. I’ve also been learning about this social media stuff which […]

Anne Willan’s Mother

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 […]

Great Aunt Rhoda’s Conserve in honor of Hubby

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 […]

Virginia Willis says we should Lighten Up so let’s have Peach Soup!

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 […]

I am a Writer (who made Blueberry Lemon Delicious Pudding)

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 […]

Maureen’s Eggplant with Lamb, Tomato, and Pine Nuts

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 […]

Easter Engagements, Egg Hunts & Rack of Lamb

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 […]