• Chicken-with-Peas

    Chicken with Peas and Mint

    Edward and Elinor both have Lyme disease right now, and I am worried about them rattling around in that big house in a fever, with the slippery rugs and treacherous driveway, the bills with too small type and more »

  • orange-raddichio-salad

    Orange and Radicchio Salad

    Edward is sitting in his spot at Tino’s visiting with Rosa when I arrive. He stands up to kiss me on the cheek. He’s wearing a cap that says “Giotto” on it. Edward did a mail-in genealogy search more »

  • fishsoup

    Fish Soup, For Mourning

    This is a sad post. In early December a beautiful young man, a schoolmate of my daughter’s, left a suicide note in his apartment. A few months later his body was found in the East River. He suffered more »

  • lemonchixandpot

    The Best Braised Chicken with Lemons

    Though we had a long fall hiatus, Neni and I are going strong now. She showed me this lovely technique for braising chicken the other day and I have to say, this may be the most delectable braised more »

  • fava

    A Greek Lenten Specialty

    It took me quite a while to get my head around this dish, because fava, to my knowledge is Vicia faba, the broad bean common in Italian cookery. When Neni talks about fava, she’s referring to something very more »