• pasta-alla-norma

    Pasta alla Norma

      When I saw Edward on Arthur Avenue last week he was regaling a few locals about how he figured out he had Lyme disease. He’s clearly feeling better since going on the antibiotic regimen. “I would sit more »

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    Ful: Cooking Lebanese food in Bay Ridge

      Last Spring I took a League of Kitchens class with a Lebanese home cook, Jeanette, in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. When we entered her tidy apartment, the table was set with an array of beautiful dishes, which we more »

  • 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 »

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    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 »

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    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 »