Happy Thanksgiving


In the hustle and bustle of what’s felt like an increasingly chaotic schedule, Weston and I found a little time to make a couple of pumpkin cream-cheese pies this afternoon. As Weston stirred the sugar, cinnamon, ginger and cloves together, then went to work on the eggs and cream cheese, it reminded me of what a good life we have. And even something as simple as cooking with a kid is something to be thankful for.

The aroma of pumpkin pies baking, like that of a chicken roasting, or, for me in particular, rice steaming, just feels like home. I’m thankful to be here. So here’s to gratitude! May you all have a happy and delicious Thanksgiving.


A lot to be thankful for this year, and after the long leg of my book tour, I’m especially happy to be home with family and friends. The kids and I found time for our traditional Turkey Day chanterelle hunt, and managed to scrape up enough for the gravy and a side-dish sauteed with butter and shallots. Delicious!


Some Nice Reviews

A big thank you to Outside and Growing My Kids for kind words about Closer To The Ground this week. Just home from a great book tour, and looking forward to turkey with family and friends. Hopefully this pummeling rain (we had almost 4 inches here at the house yesterday) and wind will let up enough so we can fish or pick chanterelles the next few days. Gotta have chanterelles for gravy and stuffing. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

To read the review/interview from Outside, click HERE.

To read the review from Growing My Kids Reviews, click HERE.