Oh, the horrors!

Oh, the horrors!

I invited a predator into my indoor plantar garden this summer and I am sorrier than I can say. Like most problems I get myself into, this one grew from an altruistic intent and spiraled out of control thanks to my own insecurities. I planted cucumber seeds earlier this spring because I felt a little [...]

Gerald the turkey and why you should flock downtown this weekend

Gerald the turkey and why you should flock downtown this weekend

My friend Cathy has been keeping us all entertained with updates on her neighbor, Gerald the Turkey, who wandered into Appleton’s bustling northside about a year ago and, understandably, never wanted to leave. One of the most hospitable people I know, Cathy owns and keeps stocked and comfortable Appleton’s first Little Library, complete with a [...]

Pita party

Pita party

It's 3:45 on a Thursday afternoon and I am skidding frantically across my kitchen floor. Various splotches of balsamic vinegar drip down my dress in an undignified pattern, my hair Medusas itself into wild coils and I Can't. Find. The. Salt! I have overbooked myself once again and am simultaneously simmering gyro meat in one [...]