Monthly Archives: September 2017

Peach Crisp

“Some people might call ’em spoiled, but I think that these almost ruined ones sometimes make the sweetest jam,” Pearl Smooter says to her daughter, Melanie Carmichael, in the 2002 romantic comedy film “Sweet Home Alabama.” She’s making peach jam, and providing motherly advice to her daughter, all at once. I’ve always liked that scene. It’s […]

Blueberry Quick Bread

I fell. The curb came out of nowhere and, in an instant, I went from a brisk walk to belly down on the concrete sidewalk. Immediately, the panic set in. A rush of adrenaline propelled me up to standing again while spurting “I’m ok,” to concerned passers-by. But I wasn’t okay. It was early summer, a lovely […]