Month: October 2013

After the love story ends (and can finally begin!)  next wekk, NolaStudiola will feature several interviews that return to NS’s culinary roots. This time, the theme will be butchery, and the first interview is with Jamie Smith, butcher at family-owned and run Bluescreek Farms of Columbus, Ohio.  “One of the reasons we raise our animals better […]

What do I do when I’m afraid? I revise. I have revised the story of my nanny stint in Denver to sound like it was a heroic act of risk taking in the name of pursuing my dreams. “I left my cousin’s house to live with friends and work on my novel every day for […]

WordPress informs me that I have revised the last post 30+ times. With each revision of this or any other piece of writing, I do not necessarily make more sense, nor am I necessarily more honest. In fact, it often works backwards. I am writing the story about how I fell in love. This is […]

Nancy Drew, Mr. Drew, and Wild Boo were out of town the first weekend I was in Denver, and I busied myself in the kitchen, making dishes from Martha Rose Shulman’s Mediterranean Cooking. I made potaje de vigila and carrot, leek and apple soup, and food, and food and more food. Whenever I need to think […]