holding a grudge…

There is a famous quote, “holding a grudge is letting someone live rent free in your head.”  I’m not sure who exactly said it, but, sometimes I feel they knew me…really well. Grudges are something that I’ve always excelled at. The hard part, is that as a normal person, it was a relatively short list….

on family

I spent the better part of the afternoon making some fried chicken and crumble bars to take on a trip to see family tomorrow.  It is, for us, an important trip – we are going to see Jim’s niece and her new husband in their home.  And with that simple visit, this trip will bring…

The Restaurant Business: My own personal state of the union

I’ve tried to take a few moments to start writing down some of the history of our time at the restaurants.  It finally feels like a good process – not all good, not all bad. I am trying to allow some space for the good memories, and the memories that mean something to have some…

The Great Tart Scandal of 2007

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. – Charles William Elliott About a month after we opened ATH, we had a visit one night from another local restaurant owner and his current chef (a chef who continued with…

where I want to be when I grow up…

When Jim and I made the none too small step of deciding to change our lives abruptly, once again, and move on from the restaurants, it forced one very tough question into the forefront – well, my love, what do you want to be when you grow up? Egads.  That is a question that you…