Chinese Almond Cookies

  A Chinese Calendar The memory returns with such clarity that the experience of it could have been yesterday. I don’t think I was much more than 6, but the impression it made on me began a lifelong love of Chinese food. My introduction to the cuisine was under the guidance of my grandparents and my […]

Linzer Cookies

  Mix, Pour & Bake I wanted one from the moment I saw it on TV. With its gleaming turquoise finish and faux chrome stove top, how could it not catch my eye? Truly it was one of my earliest recollections of sheer elation just at the notion of having one. But when General Mills […]

Mature Over Time

    Just over a year ago a simple offering from a gentleman enlightened me. It was a most pleasant surprise, one that profoundly changed my dated opinion regarding port style wine. Until that moment, my one and only prior experience of trying port was at a wine tasting course in college–an experience that wrinkled […]