Ice sculptures and the fleeting beauty of the season

Ice sculptures and the fleeting beauty of the season

The ice sculptures that lined College Avenue last weekend stood as perfect metaphors for the season they represented -- beautiful, pure, and so very, very fleeting. Unseasonable warmth seeped into the pieces shortly after the artists carved them. It cracked smooth panes and rendered some south facing sculptures quickly unrecognizable. I thought it was a [...]

Mastering the Art of Kostelnik Cooking (a post by Molly)

Mastering the Art of Kostelnik Cooking (a post by Molly)

Recipes are never finished. They are living creatures, ongoing conversations. They take suggestions, substitutions, and playful twists. They readily allow for changes in culture, technology, and resources. Cookies with chopped nuts turn to cookies with ground nuts turn to cookies with no nuts at all, thanks to the fickle taste buds of children. Your great-grandma's [...]