Love, A La Mode

Elizabeth MarroFamily, Food, Friends, The Distiller's Mother9 Comments

When I moved from the East Coast to San Diego in the spring of 2002, I found myself a stranger in a place that felt like home. There is no explaining that kind of feeling, it just happens. It happens more easily when you land in a community of loving, welcoming people who begin as acquaintances and become friends. Some … Read More

Seduction by Artichoke

Elizabeth MarroEat, Drink, Love, Family, Food, Love, Travel & Travelers8 Comments

There are the hearts you draw on Valentine cards, the chocolate ones, and the very useful muscle that is sending oxygen to your cells as you read this. Then there is the tender, sweet meat protected by the thorny leaves of the artichoke. The heart of the choke, or the “toots” as my husband’s family calls it, is the promise … Read More