Celebrate National Pie Month at The Book House ‘Pies in Literature’ Event


Hey Pie Lovers! I know you’re out there—and I’ve got some news for you. February is National Pie month, so what better way to celebrate than at a book store pie contest! Do you bake a mean pie? Or maybe the mention of pie gets you dreamy eyed and salivating? Join me and the Farm … Continue reading Celebrate National Pie Month at The Book House ‘Pies in Literature’ Event

New Jersey Monthly: Food For Thought


Illustration by Richard Faust It was a few weeks before my 34th birthday, and I was seven months pregnant with my first child. My husband, a native of Wyckoff, and I were living in Manhattan. We worked long days back then and didn’t cook much at home. After all, we lived in New York City, … Continue reading New Jersey Monthly: Food For Thought

An Open Letter to Pigs (And Other Picky Eaters)


photo by David Merrett Dear Pigs, By the way, may I call you that? Pigs? It’s meant with the utmost respect, and after all, it is your name. Believe me, pig. I’ve never used your name in vain when referring to perverts or sleazeballs. I don’t know who started that. Uncool. Nor have I ever … Continue reading An Open Letter to Pigs (And Other Picky Eaters)

Winter is a (Big Fat) Liar


photo by Luigi Torreggiani Winter drags its massive lumbering heels on its way to meet Spring. Its hair has grown long, its thick woolly layers are tattered and dirty. Spring should be close, should be here, but it’s impossible to see. Not with Winter’s defiant air—harsh and billowing, relentless—it bullies the sweet, green Spring away. … Continue reading Winter is a (Big Fat) Liar