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February 2, 2016

“Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.” (Song of Songs)


Is it possible, in flickering sensational moments, to time travel? I was at Applecrest Farm in North Hampton, New Hampshire and came upon crates of heirloom apples and one in particu...

September 1, 2015


It is easy to halve the potato (scone) where there is love ~ Irish Proverb


I don’t eat scones here in the U.S. but my own. I’m a scone snob. I’ve created my own version of a scone, my American scone, and it is a cross between the Irish traditional scone and a cookie....

May 18, 2015

 The day before Mother's Day, my first book event for Pavlova in a Hat Box, Sweet Memories & Desserts was hosted by Freshwater Farms in Atkinson, New Hampshire. Pavlova in a Hat Box is a collection of essays/meditations that have been wrested from a country childhood a...

March 30, 2015

One of my favorite writing rooms is the kitchen where my hands stir, knead, and mold. I call this love play writing because it can be a prelude to a story, acted out in measuring cups and spoons. It is the preferred room for when I write without my laptop or legal pad....

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