The Bad Child

I was a bad child. Terrible really. Quite possibly the worst. I liked to hide. And I was good at it. Whether it was among the clothing racks at Gayfers or under a table at Morrison’s, I’d hide until people were frantic then pop out at them, gleeful. I was stubborn. Even as a toddler,…

Because I Said So — 50 Maternal Admonitions

Sometimes I hear a voice in my head. That voice tells me what to do, what not to do, when to talk, when to keep my mouth shut, who to trust, who to avoid, why things happen the way they do, and on and on and on — all the things that keep you on…

From gravy to grace

In honor of Mother’s Day, I present you with THINGS I HAVE LEARNED FROM MY MAMA If you can make a white sauce (bechamel  to the hoity toity), you can make anything. Cheese sauce, gravy, cream soups – all variations on the lowly white sauce. Master the basics, and you’ll look like a gourmet. Use…