Pasta with Caponata

Elinor has always been an enthusiastic eater: very slow, excruciatingly tidy. “She would eat a whole fish, using her knife and fork, and leave only a tiny pile of bones in the corner of her plate,” Edward told… Read More

Thank You Friends…

…For your kind words. Dementia is a really difficult illness for everyone involved and it was so comforting to hear from you. It seems like every other person I talk to has some experience with this. Elinor has… Read More

Edward’s Evening Soup

I’ve been unable to write about Edward this winter and spring because while he continues to make wonderful recipes, and I continue to collect them and test many, and Megan continues to photograph them, I haven’t known how… Read More

Edward’s Boiled Beef Salad

Last month it felt that rather than declining internally Ed and Elllie are declining by bits and pieces. They both had “procedures” recently, removing small growths from various parts of their bodies that could, if left untreated, become… Read More

Pasta di Trapani…with Almond Milk!

It always amazes me when Edward reveals he is hip to something that I had figured was totally out of his purview. I mean, he has no idea who Bradley Cooper is, but he likes Snoop Dog. Likewise, I… Read More

Pasta alla Norma

  When I saw Edward on Arthur Avenue last week he was regaling a few locals about how he figured out he had Lyme disease. He’s clearly feeling better since going on the antibiotic regimen. “I would sit… Read More

Chicken with Peas and Mint

Edward and Elinor both have Lyme disease right now, and I am worried about them rattling around in that big house in a fever, with the slippery rugs and treacherous driveway, the bills with too small type and… Read More

Orange and Radicchio Salad

Edward is sitting in his spot at Tino’s visiting with Rosa when I arrive. He stands up to kiss me on the cheek. He’s wearing a cap that says “Giotto” on it. Edward did a mail-in genealogy search… Read More

Tagliatelle with Tuna

Edward eats tuna canned in oil about twice a week, always for lunch. He buys Callipo Solid Light Tuna in Oil at Teitel Brothers on Arthur Avenue, and makes a salad with tuna and boiled cuttlefish. He boils… Read More

Something Simple, Dammit

Even though la Vigilia (the feast of the fishes) is a light meal, it’s a rich one, and entails a lot of cooking. Edward loves it though. He was at Arthur Ave the morning of the 23rd, in… Read More