Most Recent Posts

It’s still in the 90s outside, so I have been living in my imagination via some really good books, like the just-released-here, but not-out-until-November-for-you novel Prague Spring by Simon Mawer (author of The Glass Room) and the brilliant essay collection by Anne Bogel: I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights […] Continue Reading ->
At the end of every month, I take a look back at my reading journal and share the books and my thoughts on them here. The comments below are excerpts from my full reviews on Goodreads; you can always keep up with my reading in real-time over there. I […] Continue Reading ->
I think you all know how much I adore my adopted city of Prague: the architecture that makes my heart swell, the silly nutria, the comfort food, the kind people… there’s so much to love. But there’s one important thing missing: air conditioning. I am about to burst […] Continue Reading ->
Once Upon a Time… Last Saturday, to be exact, we went on an excursion with Discovering Prague to Bohemian Switzerland National Park (in Czech, it’s České Švýcarsko). We met at the train station at 7:30 a.m. (ahem) to board a blessedly air conditioned bus for a 2-hour ride toward […] Continue Reading ->
This recipe is ridiculously fast and easy to make, so it’s perfect for lazy days when the very thought of cooking makes you frown. These are happy shrimp! And they’re packed with a one-two punch of garlic and ginger, followed by a touch of lime that tingles the […] Continue Reading ->
It’s hot and humid here in Prague, and I feel like playing hooky, so I’ve declared today… Reading Day! I’m going to park myself in front of BOTH fans with my current book: The Black Angel by John Connolly. It’s a surprisingly dark mystery thriller set in New […] Continue Reading ->
At the end of every month, I take a look back at my reading journal and share the books and my thoughts on them here. The comments below are excerpts from my full reviews on Goodreads; you can always keep up with my reading in real time over […] Continue Reading ->
This is, potentially, a very weird—and possibly unwise—thing for a cookbook author to admit, but… Sometimes I really get tired of thinking about food. Don’t get me wrong: I still want to eat delicious things, and I want them to be healthy while they’re tasting good. But right […] Continue Reading ->
As you’re reading this, my husband David and I—with two additional helping hands, thanks to my awesome niece who’s visiting for the summer—are shooting the food photos for our meal planning project that will be released in October. We’ve been at this cookbook thing since late 2010, and […] Continue Reading ->

Other Stuff

Settings

Posts by Site