Spring


#MyWritingProcess Blog Tour, A Day in the Life 2

I’m thrilled to be taking part in the #MyWritingProcess Blog Tour, where writers discuss their creative process. Last week, we had the amazing Patty Chang Anker (#SomeNerve) and today, here are my answers. Here’s a little peek into my world. What am I working on? Next month my food memoir […]

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Some Nerve Author Patty Chang Anker on Her Creative Process #MyWritingProcess Blog Tour 2

I’m thrilled to be a part of the #MyWritingProcess Blog Tour, where writers reveal their creative writing process. We’re featuring Facing Forty Upside Down blogger Patty Chang Anker, whose book Some Nerve was called “downright inspiring” by Oprah.com. She blogs for PsychologyToday.com‘s Anxiety section, Babble.com’s Reinvention series, and her own award-winning Facing […]


Garlic Mustard Meets Marsh Lamb 3

Romney Marsh, England. We arrived on the family homestead in England’s south-eastern coast a few weeks ago, and to shake off the jet-lag, took a walk in the nearby woods. There, by the train tracks, while my fiance and our baby waved to the steam train heading towards Dungeness, I […]

Garlic Mustard aka Sauce Alone

Chickweed, In Flower

Staten Island, NY. With the balmy temperatures we’ve been experiencing in the city this winter, perhaps I shouldn’t have been surprised to find tenacious chickweed (Stellaria media) with its corn-like flavoring in flower so early this season. Last week, campus was filled with the tiny green ground cover and its […]

Early flowering chickweed

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Shivery March Means More Maple Sap 1

Staten Island, NY. I’ll admit it–while this week’s cold spell sent many complaining New Yorkers scrambling for their winter coats again, I was wildly, deliriously happy. Daytime temps dropping to the 40s with freezing evening temperatures can only mean good things for our city maple sugaring project (Urban Forager: Maple […]