Roger’s Tree

Roger’s Tree, Geneva, Ohio. When my husband Roger transitioned from this life, his cousins Dean and Ruth gifted the family a baby blue spruce. On Saturday, 34 years later, I got to stand beneath it, hold its living needles, smell it’s piney fragrance. The tree is at least 20 feet tall, healthy and beautiful, and…

Spring Tacos with Wild Mushrooms, Asparagus and Cilantro Chimichurri, or, The World is Your Taco

I cherish the fact that in this world, a taco can absolutely be filled with your dreams: your spring garden finds, your yearnings and celebratory flights of fancy, and you can bet it will be just lovely. Presented on a tortilla, all manner of graciously grown things can be heaped, then lifted and folded, and…