Love in the Time of Samosa*

I sign of love: I shared these.

A little background on my husband: He's a very honest man. Not only ethically and morally, but romantically. If he thinks an outfit looks bad on me, he'll tell me. I can state for the record that I have never asked him if I look fat in something because I can't handle the truth. The flip side of … [Read more...]

Dinner, a Frenchman, and My Breasts: A Love Story?

Chef Eric Ripert, host of "Avec Eric" and my band-aid for tomorrow evening.

Before you tell my husband that he’d better read today’s blog and ask me what the heck is going on, rest assured that there’s no hanky-panky, fake food, or other strange doings in our house. Nathan is well aware of everything I’m writing about, and he’s given me his Hubbins seal of approval, which … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday goes retro!

I am digging these Mad Men-era graphics.

My Nana had a collection of recipe booklets she got from various companies in the 1940s, '50s, and '60s. I can't vouch for the recipes, but they're the coolest things ever to look at. Just behold this booklet of beauty from the Colonna Parmesan Cheese company! There's no date on the booklet, but … [Read more...]

Monday: Meatless and trying to be organized

Hey all, A few quick notes as today's a busy day: * If it's Monday, you know I'm going meatless! I'm committed to this Meatless Monday thing because it makes sense. However... I have no idea what meatless thing I'm making tonight. Could be veggie burgers and baked sweet potato fries (thank you, … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday Recipe: I Can’t Believe It’s Meatless Loaf!


First of all, apologies for being AWOL! There were several reasons for my blog blackout: 1. Dad got pneumonia around Thanksgiving, and I tend to shut down when worried. (He's fine now, back to grumbling at the TV, and thanks for all who sent good wishes.) 2. General holiday madness, and I'm way … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday and Contest Continuation!

Hi hi hi, and welcome to another frantic week here at Cherries Central. Book promotion is in high gear, as is pre-holiday prep work. It took me ages just to find a turkey that was compassionately raised on a free-range farm, not fed any chemicals or additives or stuff Mother Nature never wanted a … [Read more...]

Oh yeah it’s a Happy Monday!

"Cherries" got a thumbs-up on Dr. Oz's website! My morning is off to a great start...

Three reasons for me to be cheerful on a Monday morning, even one where I'm tired because Tootsie was howling for half the night: * Cherries in Winter is on Dr. Oz's website today! Yes, THE Dr. Oz, America's favorite doctor, Oprah's #1 MD, and a man I've personally interviewed and can say, in all … [Read more...]