On Christmas Markets in France

I’ve been feeling overwhelming nostalgia for the Christmas Markets of France this year: the lights amid narrow cobbled streets and old cathedrals, the mulled wine, the cheese, yule logs and […]

Draft Horse Lessons

Among a long list of daring things I’m taking up in my maturing years, I can now add learning how to work with draft horses. I don’t know how far […]

Baby Bitter Melon

It’s kind of ugly and horribly bitter, but the years I spent in Nepal have made it into comfort food — and one I sorely miss.  How shall I prepare […]