I always cry when I run across Edna Lewis. I don’t know why, exactly. She just moves me. Her authentic southern style cooking was down home, honest, from the heart and from the hip. Born and raised in Freetown, Virginia, she shared her culinary roots with such grace, pride and elegance.
I first encountered her [...]
Normally, I am not someone who is interested in hearing about other peoples dreams (the sleeping kind), nor in sharing my own. But last night I dreamed that Jamie Oliver gave me the most brilliant hand massage I’ve ever had. Lets just leave it at that.
Photo by artist Camilla Engman.
Design Sponge is a design site written by (prolific) Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonney. It’s pretty and hip. And it’s pretty hip. It’s one of those sites you can check in on daily, consistently getting lost in its quality and its quantity; a zippy wealth of inspiration.
If ever forced, I would be [...]
Chris Mattock (left) and friend, Joe Garret, standing in front of their Seattle student home, ‘The Excellent House’. (1971)
One of my favourite things about writing ‘global peasant’ is that my entries are just the beginning. Usually, they organically lead me to discover several other stories and, sometimes, one of my readers has a related [...]
Peter Linenko happens to be 89 years old and legally blind, but he doesn’t let that stop him from planting, growing and harvesting between 30 and 40 tomato plants each year, ‘earlybird’ being his variety of choice. Though he did not even begin growing vegetables until the age of 60, his backyard garden in Kelowna, [...]