Smokin’ Soulful Soup

The clocks have leapt forward. the sun is shining, the birds are twittering ’round the yard, and that classic spring break flick, “Where the Boys Are,” is playing on cable. We can almost see spring on the horizon. Alas, the forecasts tell us that fickle March is not done with us yet, and because there’s nothing…

Summer Stuffiness

Gazing at a friend’s out-of-control kale crop, I had one thought: stuff it.  The size of the kale leaves reminded me of the grape vines growing wild up the back of my Brooklyn brownstone, and that I’d made a vow to harvest some of those leaves this year. Kale seemed like a good practice run….