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April Showers Bring May...

April Showers Bring May…

Georgia’s Kitchen events! (Oh, and flowers too. Lots and lots of flowers.) After hibernating all winter long, I’ve got some terrific new events lined up for May and I couldn’t be more excited. (The sunshine and warmer temps aren’t hurting either.)

Kicking things off is a dinner at Villa Borghese … More

Georgia Goes International

Georgia Goes International

Last night I came back from a wild day at American Girl Place (my newly-turned seven year olds are gaga for all things AG) to find a box of German and Dutch copies of Georgia’s Kitchen. I love how completely different the covers are from each other and the … More

Resolution #1: Light More Candles

Resolution #1: Light More Candles

Yesterday, while I was feeling all resolution-y and determined to get rid of stuff I no longer need or use, I discovered a plethora of scented candles tucked into various rooms, drawers and cabinets throughout my house. I found nine in my bedroom alone – three on my desk (to … More

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Talking Turkey: Mamie’s Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

I don’t like pie. I like cobblers, crumbles and crisps, but I don’t like pie. For the most part, people have a hard time understanding my aversion to pie. While it’s not something I generally get into, except with fellow non-pie lovers (yes, they do exist), I will say it … More

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Talking Turkey: Grandma Adelia’s Stuffing

I’ve been eating my Grandmother Adelia’s stuffing since I was a little girl, when it was the centerpiece of my Thanksgiving Day feast, along with sides of turkey, mashed “badados,” green beans and, if I was feeling adventurous, pearled onions (I usually wasn’t.) When I was 20 years old, I … More

Marathon Dreams

Marathon Dreams

I’ve always liked November. With a few notable exceptions – daylight savings and the midterm elections spring to mind – it’s a pretty great month. For starters, there’s Thanksgiving. Family, turkey, my Grandmother Adelia’s butter-drenched stuffing and my mom’s legendary pumpkin chiffon pie do not a bad dinner make. (Check … More

Late-Night Reads and a Book Giveaway

Late-Night Reads and a Book Giveaway

I read Jean Kwok’s engrossing coming-of-age novel, Girl in Translation, in one very late night.  I’ve never been good at putting down a book I love (I was that nine-year-old girl reading Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret under the covers, flashlight in hand) and being the … More

Spotted on the Subway

Spotted on the Subway

A good friend recently asked me what’s been the most exciting thing about getting published. For sure, the day I sold Georgia’s Kitchen ranks as number one. Nothing can compare to the feeling of learning the manuscript I’d spent years writing, revising and polishing was going to become an actual … More

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Upcoming Events

I’m super excited about all the great Georgia’s Kitchen events coming up this October. First is a reading and signing in Kingston, NY, followed by another reading with my good friend and fellow novelist, Daphne Uviller, in Beacon, NY (home to the amazing and surprisingly kid-friendly museum Dia: BeaconMore

Hot Tomatoes

Hot Tomatoes

On Tuesday, we picked up our share from our amazing CSA, Sisters Hill Farm, which included five pounds of tomatoes. Combined with the ten (tomatoes, not pounds) from our own garden, we are definitely long tomatoes. For a tomato-loving family like ours, this is not a bad thing. I’ve … More