The tug of history

This past Thursday, I drove 2 1/2 hours north into Central PA, to an old, small, red brick church in the country.  The occasion was the funeral service and burial of my Great Aunt May, and the venue was the church where I was raised, located within view of the farm where I grew up. … Continue reading The tug of history

How (not) to make pepper slaw

There's a big party in our neighborhood tomorrow. An end-of-summer bash! Everyone's supposed to bring a side dish to share with the masses.  I thought that a mass of pepper slaw would be the perfect thing to bring... it's not mayonnaise-based, it's easy to eat, people love it, and it's a Central PA classic. Best … Continue reading How (not) to make pepper slaw