“Kingfisher” by Patricia McKillip

Patricia McKillip has long been one of my favorite authors, and when I heard about Kingfisher, I knew I had to read it.  McKillip creates ethereal and breathtaking works of art, and I expected Kingfisher to be exquisite.  However, this novel doesn’t live up to her earlier stories.  It’s not that Kingfisher is bad, per se, but rather thatRead more

Recipe: Spicy Baked Eggs

This month’s recipe is a hearty breakfast-for-dinner that is loosely based on the Middle Eastern dish Shakshuka.  It consists of eggs baked in a spicy tomato/chickpea base.  This version includes chicken sausage, but it can be omitted to make a good Lenten Friday or vegetarian meal.  The recipe below serves 2-4 people, and is quickRead more