Rape of justice

Rape of justice

I’m not sure if I was four or five when my uncle began raping me. I was with my Grandmother that year. My mother had her jaw broken by one of her ‘men of the moment’ and while she recuperated we were shipped off to Annapolis for what turned out to be a lot longer… Continue Reading

Sadness

Sadness

Sadness When I was twenty I got into an argument with God. I was furious about the injustice of my upbringing. I was angry that I had been abused, hurt, neglected and then ultimately blamed as if I were responsible.  I was angry that even when I raged and screamed and demanded an apology from… Continue Reading

Summer Trio of Smoky Flavors

Summer Trio of Smoky Flavors

Summer is the best time to fire up the smoker and discover how this amazing cooking technique can change the flavor profile of vegetables as well. My friend, Kristen and I, had rescued a smoker by the side of the road about a month ago and this is our third foray into intense smoking. We… Continue Reading

A present for Frances

A present for Frances

A present for Frances A couple of weeks ago I was delighted to be cooking for a group of lovely women. Frances, our host, had bought my services in a donation to Delmarva public radio and while I give out these cooking demonstrations and dinners all the time to charity, this event was truly special.… Continue Reading

cool as a cucumber

Cool as a cucumber

COOL AS A CUCUMBER I am in the kitchen trying to figure out what to do for lunch. I haven’t given much thought to food for quite some time, but I am winding down the editing on my book and looking forward to getting back behind the cutting board again. “Holly,” I shout trying to… Continue Reading

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