Falling For Autumn
It’s here–that feeling in the air, the slant of light that announces my favorite time of year–fall. I love everything about the season–pumpkin pie, red and yellow leaves, crisp air, apple cider, my birthday. Oh, sorry. Did I actually write that? My bad. Forgive the diversion. Back to the subject. Truth told, it’s the change […]
Onions? Romantic? Seriously?
Yup. Really. According to “Simple, Sexy Food” in some parts of the ancient world onions, leeks, garlic, chives and shallots were considered essential for male potency. They were served at wedding feasts in both Rome and Greece and recipes exist of love potions made of onions, honey, pine nuts and almonds. I’m not sure what […]
Am I Rushing the Season?
I could be. But with all this nice weather it’s hard not to rush things. The al fresco dining, I mean. Tables are popping up outside local restaurants. Picnic ideas are beginning to bubble to the surface of my mind. Friends recently called me from Frenchman’s Bar to join them for lunch. So let’s take […]
Three Little Words
The way my romance novels usually work is this: boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy finds girl again. Boy says the three little words girl wants to hear, which is “I love you,” of course. Boy and girl live happily ever after. In real life the three other little words I and most other women […]
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, in case you missed the heart shaped balloons, boxes of candy in red hearts and/or paper wrappings, kits of kids cards to make and take to school and a sudden surge in the price of roses. In addition, we can celebrate having moved from the heart at the beginning of the […]
A Foggy Day in the ‘Couve
It’s one of those days where being snug inside with someone special is the only way to go. Okay, snug inside after you’ve braved the hordes at the mall and finished your Christmas shopping. Whichever. So, what’s a romance addict to do? Make soup, of course. Potato soup. Here’s how: For 2 servings of soup: […]
It’s Over and I’m Back
With the end of November the torture known as National Novel Writing Month has ended. I hit the goal of 50,000 words on a new novel and can now get back to what passes for normal. And I seem to recall a promise to post a recipe for cheese fondue. With the weather cold, windy […]