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Square in the middle is where you’ll find Kansas

May 9, 2016 I don’t think Kansas gets the respect it deserves. I believe that the vast middle of our country has been long overlooked. more »»

The saddest day of winter

February 12, 2016 The saddest day of winter is nearly upon us. It’s not the shortest day. That one already occurred. It’s not necessarily the coldest, either. more »»

The season of leftovers

January 8, 2016 “It’s like colcannon,” I tell my husband, as I pile leftover mashed potatoes atop my leftover spinach salad. He grimaces, but it’s deliciou. more »»

Lessons in tweaking and remembering

December 4, 2015 Okay, I’m reporting back. For those of you who may have tried the unlikely cornbread recipe from last month’s column, and for those of you who haven’t, I can report an improvement to the formula. more »»

Baking: A science not for the unrestrained

November 6, 2015 The reason I am not a baker is because I cannot be restrained. For me, a recipe is simply a list of suggestions. more »»

Finding the dependables in your wardrobe

September 4, 2015 The initial sound was more of a shriek than anything else. It wasn’t human or even animal. But it was high-pitched and tortured, surely a sound of protest. more »»

Geezer rock and new recipes

August 7, 2015 I married music. The respectable man I wed in 1983 was a long-haired punk rocker when we met three years earlier. more »»

Impressed with the offerings

July 3, 2015 It was lucky that my husband and I chose an umbrella table for our oceanside patio dining, because the sky opened up and poured not ten minutes after we sat down. And then the cloud passe. more »»

How to be thrifty

June 5, 2015 When my husband and I got married, everything we owned fit in a Ford Pinto. We had no furniture, no bed. For a month, we slept on the floor. Our spines were never so healthy. more »»

Miss Robin's dilemma

May 15, 2015 There’s a thud coming from the dining room. Every few seconds, I hear a dull bonk. more »»

The tastes of Passover

April 3, 2015 Gefilte fish is something that, if you did not grow up eating it, there is little reason to star. more »»

Avoiding the sun but not the glory of the beach

March 9, 2015 The weather closed in on my last afternoon in Florida, and what had been a sunny, bright morning became a chill, foggy afternoon. That was perfect for me. more »»

Healthy and recovering

February 6, 2015 The nurse brought me a full tray of breakfast: French toast, a boiled egg, diced fresh fruit. But all I wanted was ice cream, plain vanilla ice cream. more »»

Becoming pioneers of food

January 2, 2015 Maggie Wolff Peterson Happy New Year, all. Looking ahead at 2015, I want to be resolute about personal improvement. more »»

An annual rhyme

November 7, 2014 Every year around this time, I am moved to write in rhyme. When the autumn sun shines gold, And the leaves are at their prime. Time for sweaters, time for boots, Cobbled sidewalks underfoot. more »»

Yummy chopped liver

October 3, 2014 “I made chopped liver,” I began an e-mail to my mother. I couldn’t just pick up the phone and call her, although I wanted to. more »»

Beach approach to cuisine

July 25, 2014 Two family beach trips, two approaches to cuisine. I will soon be spending a week in Bethany with my sister, her husband and kids, and our parents. more »»

Experience Bootleg

July 7, 2014 You don’t need a code word or a special knock at a secret door to enjoy speakeasy culture in Charles Town. more »»

Chemotherapy and childhood nicknames

June 9, 2014 Grandma Joane was recovering from cancer, and was showing the effect of chemotherapy. more »»

Crazy summer fast approaching

May 5, 2014 This is going to be a crazy summer. Crazy, in that there will be many comings and goings, some of them in a four-seat Cessna aircraft piloted by my spouse. more »»



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