Category Archives: Food

Sense and Sensuality — for a wonderful cause

A man wakes up in a strange bed, with only a whiff of lovely scent to remind him how he got there: He sniffed: rosemary and lavender [hanging from the ceiling beams to dry]. And something else, spicy as cinnamon, tart as lemon. A woman. The sheets of her bed smelled like her.  — from … Continue reading Sense and Sensuality — for a wonderful cause

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Congratulations

To the winners of my just-completed contest. Lisa from Granite Falls, NC and Rachael from Cairo, MO will each receive an autographed copy of Janet Mullany’s hot and hilarious Regency read, A Most Lamentable Comedy (and everybody else should check out the excerpts I’ve posted, here and here, of passages that made me giggle, snort, … Continue reading Congratulations

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On the Road (and on my desktop): How to Get Things Done

Just back a week ago from the Popular Culture Association Conference in New Orleans, where I gave a talk, hung with scholars of the romance genre, and ate more wonderful food in a short time than I would have thought possible (or certainly advisable). You can find out more from my recent post at History … Continue reading On the Road (and on my desktop): How to Get Things Done

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Visions of Sugarplums…? and some backtalk re Jane Austen

Hadn’t intended to post today — so many chores this time of year, so few readers… But I know you’d want to know about this: Chocolate Type! It’s made in Germany, by a company called Typolade. But fortunately I’m well-connected, with family and friends in Berlin. You might have read here and here about our … Continue reading Visions of Sugarplums…? and some backtalk re Jane Austen

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Berlin: 3 Places to Eat Dinner

I’ve already posted about our fun brunch with members of the German romance reading community. And my surprising first impressions of Berlin and its surfeit of history — some hidden and some all too present. But there’s more to life — and travel — than history and brunch. As Woody Allen says, there must also … Continue reading Berlin: 3 Places to Eat Dinner

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Catching Up With Myself

After a few weeks of running around — conference, Berlin, New York — I’m home again at San Francisco… ~ Trying to put my thoughts and memories in order. ~ Trying to get back on schedule: And I’m sure you’ll permit me an ironic little ha! when I remind you that I’m supposed to be … Continue reading Catching Up With Myself

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Food for Thought (well, not only…)

While I should have been writing, I dove into the matrix and found these treasures instead. Herein, then, a weekly recoup of things rich, strange, and sometimes yummy, from online. ** * ** * ** * Beginning with composer Allen Shawn’s touching food and family reminiscence from last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine. I’m including … Continue reading Food for Thought (well, not only…)

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