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Recycled–and delicious

When I was a first grader, the nuns called my house to say that I was coming late to school every day.  My mom was a little stumped. I left on time with my 3 older siblings to walk the two blocks to school and she wasn’t hearing from their teachers. So she followed me—and […]


A Tale of Two Grandmothers

My maternal grandmother, Meme George, could make a feast with whatever was available to her. She was a real cook, instinctively grasping taste and technique. And when I close my eyes tight I can smell her succulent pot roast and carrots simmering on the stove. (Her grandkids called her Meme George because she was always chasing down her young boy… George, George…”)