Day 4 of the 12 Days of Cherries Giveaway: An E-Book!

I'm still celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the release of Cherries in Winter - by giving away gifts! Today's present: the e-book version of Cherries :) All you have to do to win is be the first person to leave a comment on my blog. When you do, please specify your e-reading device: Kindle, … [Read more...]

Day 3 of the 12 Days of Cherries: Softcover Giveaway!

More gifts! More gifts! Today's gift giveaway: the softcover version of Cherries in Winter, with added chapters and recipes. Sweet! First person to leave a comment on the blog is the winner! xx, S     Rules: Void where prohibited. You must be at least 18 years old to enter, … [Read more...]

Day 2 of the 12 Days of Cherries Giveaway: Audiobook!

Today's prize is the audio version of Cherries in Winter - perfect for people who like to listen to books while they travel or work out. Or maybe you know someone who has a vision impairment who likes hearing their prose. Either way, I've got one copy of Cherries in Winter: My Family's Recipe for … [Read more...]

Esteem Room

One of the themes I wrote about in Cherries in Winter was the recession. My grandparents survived the Great Depression; my great-grandparents were immigrants who barely got by. My mother and I learned a lot from our family's experiences about strength, optimism, and occasionally spending some … [Read more...]

Putting Up Gratitude Soup

Happy day after Thanksgiving! This day has come to be known as Black Friday, when people take advantage of their time off from work by getting ahead on their holiday shopping. I guess that makes sense. But I'm still basking in the glow of a day that was so extraordinary in its ordinary beauty, … [Read more...]