I woke up this morning thinking not so much about food, about how we come together to share meals together and create memories. This year, I have been reminded in numerous ways that sometimes this is not possible and sometimes what has not been possible becomes possible. This past week so many people around theContinue reading “SPACE AT THE TABLE”


Growing up I was always told to respect my elders. I have a deeper understanding of those now that some people consider me an elder. Elders, in many cultures, are considered the libraries of knowledge and life experience. They possess essential resources for the survival of the family, and in some cultures for the entireContinue reading “RESPECT YOUR ELDERS”

E is for Eating

After having spent most of the day in the kitchen cooking in preparation for our Thanksgiving Open House Pot Luck Dinner, reading about what my Jewish friends were eating in celebration of Hanukah, and all the amazing dishes my friends were making for their Thanksgiving feast this year, it was easy to think about eating.Continue reading “E is for Eating”

C is for Cheese

  My focus on cheese started as a joke when I asked my wife what C food I should blog about this week. Her answer – cheese. Everything is better with cheese on it. This is true for all who live in our household at present; we are all cheese lovers. Growing up, we rarelyContinue reading “C is for Cheese”