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Competing Through Life All Alone

While driving two-plus hours up to my sister’s in-laws’ home on Thanksgiving morning, listening to a special edition of The Splendid Table on NPR, I was struck by an overwhelming sense of loneliness. I was fortunate enough to be headed on my way to celebrate the holiday with


Warm-Up with Ginger-Carrot Soup

Regardless of the season, I love carrots. As a kid stuck with enormous glasses since second grade, I happily ate them raw or roasted or puréed with the hopes that the old wives tale would come true that they would improve my eyesight. Now was an