As I was driving to work today, I felt all warm inside despite the frigid temperature outside. I love this time of year, when Wilmington is her most authentic self. In these months of cold air and short daylight hours, my beloved city is a true Southern town. The summer people are gone, the holidays are over, I have tied my last Christmas bow and counted the widgits in the store for the tax man who, like death, inevitably comes. The cooking class schedule for the next season is set, my menus are prepared, my recipes are being slowly tested … Continue reading The Chef, The Farmer, and You
I love my job. I didn’t always, but circumstances have led me full circle back to the place I once left because I was very unhappy – and it is completely different than it used to be. I consider myself very lucky to be able to do something to pay my bills that also brings me fulfillment on a more personal level. I am all too aware that not everyone has the opportunity to do what they love for a living; I feel blessed. Other people seem to notice, too, as they comment about how both I and my place … Continue reading Be a “Docker” – The Fire is Lit!