• Talking Turkey
    • Beyond the Pie

      Beyond the Pie

      Preparing for Thanksgiving is not for the faint of heart; it takes a lot of planning. All of my friends will tell you that my family and I are not big planners. We have more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants approach to life, which works in most scenarios, but not for Thanksgiving. So we have begun planning. 

    • Carve That Turkey Step-by-Step

      Carve That Turkey Step-by-Step

      I often joke that the reason I will be committed one day is because someone will walk in on me using a chef’s knife to open a cheese package or a bottle of wine or, well, one of those darn plastic packages that is molded around whatever it is you are trying to get to.

    • Whatever the Weather, an Oyster Taco is Fine

      Whatever the Weather, an Oyster Taco is Fine

      I am completely perplexed by this season. One day we are in danger of having a deep freeze and the next the temperature jumps, and it feels downright balmy outside.  This thought makes me thankful for two things. The first is that I am in a location that gets balmy in November and the second is that I can enjoy an oyster on one such day. It is akin to skiing in shorts, confusing yet wonderful.