A brief sojourn to a town far, far away to the north – as far as you can go without a passport – to watch sled dogs race and marvel at 200 inches of snowfall.
a potpourri of stuff – Maine greetings, guitar dreams, Batzina butternut pie… read on.
A personal essay on the challenge of starting another novel project, and what may be needed to drive the creation of any large writing project.
Harissa is a staple in our fridge – a terrific, not-too-hot addition to winter menus. Easy to make, no canning, and it keeps for 6 months or more.
Quantum physics pays a visit to the ski slopes of northern New Mexico, and a fine recipe for genuine New Mexican green chile stew. (Note that it’s chile, not chili.)
MARS – the planet, the NatGeo TV series, and two friends who had much to do with bringing it all back to earth.
Our famous bourbon ball recipe, with a brief guest appearance and commentary by a movie icon.
Recipe for a terrific real-Southwest tamale pie with a soft cheesy “crust” to feed four. The kitchen smells soooo good when this is baking!
A fabulous Sicilian fish stew that takes some prep and a lot of focus – keep other people out of the kitchen! Don’t talk on the phone or text anyone or watch TV. Just cook.
Election over, and I utterly demolish my very old vow that I wouldn’t talk about my work as a crossword puzzle guy.