Holidays Archive


Things that are important

My father would have turned 69 last weekend.  Sixty nine doesn’t seem that old to me – my grandmother is ninety three and still going strong – but in January, it will be five years since we lost him. I say we …
Gift Guide

The 2014 Domestic Front Gift Guide

OK, Thanksgiving is the day after tomorrow.  You got this.  But brace yourself:  Christmas is one month from today.  Hanukkah starts three weeks from tonight.  And Black Friday is three days away.   Which means the gifting starts about … now.   …
Thanksgiving 101

Thanksgiving Guide

Thanksgiving is the cook's holiday. More than any other holiday, it centers on food, on abundance, on dinner. Foodies across America have been planning their menu for weeks -- lovingly printing recipes, brining turkeys, baking pies. It's …
Natural Dyed Easter Eggs

Natural Easter Eggs

This weekend it was gorgeous in Los Angeles. Here in the land of seventy degrees and sunny, we get spoiled by lovely weather, but this weekend was truly spectacular – flowers, birds, sunshine – springtime spilling forth in …
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