41. Magnanimous Meyer Lemon Cake

Marty picked me up at noon. I wore a black and white polka dotted dress and black heels that were cute but didn’t feel good to wear. “You look nice,” he said, surprised, as I climbed into the passenger side of his car. “Thank you,” I smiled. I wasn’t sure if I’d ever worn a…

16. Thanksgiving Dinner Diversions

I got home at two o’clock exhausted and ready for a four-day break from the kitchen. I had two small assignments for Thanksgiving: my special labneh and pork rillettes to be served before dinner. Neither one were very much work; they practically made themselves. The labneh was straining in the refrigerator and all I had…