What I'm Reading | October 2014

Melville Winery, Lompoc

One of the many perks of being wine club members is attending special events throughout the year, and this month we made our latest visit to Melville for its pick-up party. It was sunny and warm, and the vines had changed from green to red. I snapped this photo in between sips of one of the 2005 library wines (and a bite of the homemade pumpkin marshmallows being passed around). It was good to get away, even just for the day.

Cooking is patience. Cooking is trust.

7 strange questions that help you find your life's purpose.

Blogger burnout. Also, Grace Bonney responds. 

After the MFA: Fantasy, Reality, and Lessons Learned.

Elevating dinner for one.

I must try this. And this.

What if the answer is to want less?

How to change your life with pasta.

What it takes to design a good life.

Surviving Whole Foods.

The truth about home cooking.

Is this the golden age for women essayists?

Letting go of things. And history.

A pumpkin pie alternative. Also have my eye on this.

Orangette lunches with Italy's most famous chef.

A literary map of the United States.

Elegy composed in the New York Botanical Garden.