23 For 2023

Ah, time for the annual reckoning of the extent to which I stayed on track with my priorities and aspirations for #22For2022. I’ve been at this now every year since #19For2019 and I love how my list has evolved and become a helpful tool to reflect on and organize my priorities and, at least sort … Continue reading 23 For 2023

Your Local Diner

Seeing reports that a historical restoration project to give new life to the very vintage and weathered sign from a favorite local diner, long closed down in my little hometown of Lompoc, CA had finally come to fruition, my heart swelled with joy and I paused to consider why it was so meaningful to me. … Continue reading Your Local Diner

More White People Food

“Who’s made cranberry sauce before?” Chef asked this morning as he started to demo today’s recipes for cranberry sauce and candied yams ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. My arm shot up. Homemade cranberry sauce is my jam, pun totally intended, every year at Thanksgiving, make it fresh, ditch the canned jiggly stuff. “One person?” He … Continue reading More White People Food

White People Food

I think a lot about the intersection of food and the socially constructed ideas we have about it. That’s not directly the purpose of my post here, just setting some context. And full disclosure, as the great wordsmith Weird Al Yankovich declared, “I’m nerdy in the extreme and whiter than sour cream.” With ancestry hailing … Continue reading White People Food