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“It was her love of life that carried her through everything. The middle of the road was never for her — it bored her. She wanted the pinnacle of excitement.” Liza Minnelli

I think a lot of us have mothers that once upon a time could be referred to as “forces of nature.” I think Judy Garland was one such force. Perhaps… Read more “It was her love of life that carried her through everything. The middle of the road was never for her — it bored her. She wanted the pinnacle of excitement.” Liza Minnelli

Being of a certain age, the Rolling Stones are my equivalent to Baby Mozart, so sometimes I listen to their music and cook to calm down…dinner for six with Vickie Lester

  Braised Chicken with Olives, Carrots, and Preserved Lemon: 1 chicken cut into pieces and 4 thighs 8 carrots 1 large onion 2 handfuls of Castlevetrano olives with pits 8… Read more Being of a certain age, the Rolling Stones are my equivalent to Baby Mozart, so sometimes I listen to their music and cook to calm down…dinner for six with Vickie Lester

Séduisante (that’s French for Seductive)…Devil’s Food Cake with Coconut Frosting…Photo by Alfred Cheney Johnston…Recipe from my Lady Ancestors

For the Devil’s Food Cake: 1/2 stick of butter, or 2 oz. (unsalted) 1 cup sugar 2 eggs, beaten until frothy and pale 1 and 1/2 cups cake flour 1… Read more Séduisante (that’s French for Seductive)…Devil’s Food Cake with Coconut Frosting…Photo by Alfred Cheney Johnston…Recipe from my Lady Ancestors