Family, Food for Thought, Living

Why I’m Taking All My Maternity Leave

In my travels, I've seen a lot of different options offered for maternity leave, from none at all to full years of paid leave. Here in the U.S., we don't have a national paid leave law, which means a lot of parents go back to work very quickly because they can't afford to take unpaid… Continue reading Why I’m Taking All My Maternity Leave

Food for Thought

Accent du Terroir

Accent du terroir is a French term that just means "flavor of the land." When I've heard it, it's been used in talking about wine, and how wines take on the flavor of the land their grapes are grown in. Minerals, types of soil, spices and herbs grown nearby, climate...all of these things help form the… Continue reading Accent du Terroir

Food for Thought

Remembering an Explorer of Humanity

To be treated well in places where you don't expect to be treated well, to find things in common with people you thought previously you had very, very little in common with, that can't be a bad thing. ~Anthony Bourdain I think you'd be hard pressed to find a food or travel writer - or… Continue reading Remembering an Explorer of Humanity