On Generosity

Today I signed up on one of those meal trains that schedules food for friends in need. It’s only early March, but this is probably the 6th time since January that I’ll be trotting a shiny disposable pan of home-cooked comfort to someone who has had a baby, or an accident, or surgery, or some … More On Generosity

The Cookie Story

Once upon a time, a church decided to host a block party for its urban neighborhood. Everyone was invited. There would be games and music, snow cones and balloon animals. Kids would get school supplies and maybe win a new bike in the drawing. There would be food – lots and lots of food. One … More The Cookie Story

Life of Bread

I’m surrounded by bread. The mixer whirls a lump of dough to a supple gloss while nearby, six swollen pans sit silently. My kitchen is misted with flour; I feel it beneath my shoes. The timer dings. I open the oven door to a blast of hot yeasty air which fogs my glasses. Pulling baked … More Life of Bread