Japan: A Thoughtful Travelogue

Japan: A Thoughtful Travelogue

A visit to Japan brings delight, but it also triggers reflections on a bitter past.

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The Happy Home Cook: Linguini and Clams

The Happy Home Cook: Linguini and Clams

Author Cecilia Manguerra-Brainard shares her linguini and clams recipe.

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The Happy Home Cook: Beef Bourguignon

The Happy Home Cook: Beef Bourguignon

This is one of my favorite recipes. I like to fix this for a large crowd. I can prepare it ahead of time and warm it up before the guests arrive. I serve it with rice, salad, and perhaps a ham or salmon as well.  The recipe below serves 6 or so, and when I fix for a larger group, I have to triple the recipe.

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An Enjoyable Period Piece

An Enjoyable Period Piece

Go back in time, to a murder in 1900s Philippines, through Cecilia Manguerra Brainard’s latest novel.

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Women and My Writing (And Advice to Young Writers)

Women and My Writing (And Advice to Young Writers)

Here are wise words to anyone who wants to be a writer.

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What We Are Grateful For

What We Are Grateful For

In which no one gives thanks for winning the lottery.

   

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