A Writer's 21st Century Memoir.

Posts tagged “winter

What’s Woven Into The Fog

fog, foggy mist

fog, foggy mist

I opened my door one morning to a vaguely thick layer of frigid gray fog. My charcoal-colored car, which was parked out front, barely emerged from the winter-like surroundings. I thought to myself that it hadn’t been this foggy this far inland in a while.

As I made my way down my apartment steps towards my car, a felt a small smile creep onto my face. It felt like it was now officially autumn, and not what felt like the perpetual summer, with brief pauses that allowed a chilly breeze, that most Southern Californians were accustomed to experiencing. I didn’t want to jinx it by grabbing a jacket, but I did think about all the sweaters I could now break out of the small “winter” section of my closet. (more…)


What’s in Season

Have you ever wondered why some fruits and vegetables take better and seem fresher during certain parts of the year? Well eating locally grown produce and purchasing food during their designated seasons will help you gather the best-tasting fruits and veggies for all your dishes.

winter foods

Photo by penguincakes via Flickr

Available During Fall
Broccoli (although it can grow in year-round climates)
Broccoli Raabe/Rapini
Celery
Onions
Pears
Persimmons
Potatoes
Apples
Radicchio
Sweet Potatoes
Turnips
Treviso (more…)


Are You Ready?

The power of the threaded four wheels propelled her rapidly down the city streets, and left the light flooding from the street lamps blurring behind them into the darkness.

She let her bare foot slowly fall down on to the gas pedal, which made the car gradually speed up on the cool autumn pavement—and as the wheels spun, the car flew forward, and her heart pounded at a heightened pace.

Her hand rose to clutch her chest as if it were trying to catch the throbbing muscle before it leapt out of her body. She began to take a few deep breaths to slow the rhythm’s pace and, as she exhaled to release the carbon dioxide from her lungs into the frigid air, a breathy-whisper followed with a question. (more…)