Writings

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

The fundamental notion behind Día de los Muertos is that the dead would be offended by being remembered with sadness. And we quite like this life-affirming approach to.

How to Turn Sixty

How to Turn Sixty

How to turn sixty is an excerpt by writer Ian Brown on facing the inevitable aging process with humor and grace and food and a heck of a lot of emotions.

Cantaloupe

How Cantaloupe Got Its Name

Cantaloupe. Muskmelon. Charentais. Tuscan melon. Rock melon. How the heck did summer’s favorite fruit get all these names?! Nancie McDermott explains.

Homemade Dish Soap

Homemade Dish Soap

This natural alternative to fancy liquid dish soap is inexpensive, effective, and gentle on hands. Doesn’t get much more practical than that.