Fried Artichoke and Mushroom Panini with Garlic Caper Mayo (Bill Clinton:Vegan. . . Are pigs flying?)

Pumpkin Ginger-Spiced Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting (And. . . Water Aerobics for The Pale)

Ginger Miso Soba Noodle Soup (Great paired with Jonathan Franzen's new novel "Freedom".)

Pear Chutney with Black Lentils (Vegan Indian Cooking for The Uninitiated)

Simple Shortbread Cookie (A Visit to The Farm: Reconnecting and Remembering)

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day (I LOVE this bread cookbook. . . love it!)

Hiking the Tallest Mountain in Missouri: Tom Sauk Mountain (Fear of Heights. . . Now?! At Almost Fifty?!)

Vegan Bran Muffins (Picnic Packers. . . And Breakfast, Too!)