Early birds

If your childhood was anything like mine, you heard the phrase, “the early bird gets the worm” constantly. You may have also heard, “early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” And, if you’re anything like me,…

Caramelized onion hummus

This hummus tastes even better than the store-bought version—and it won’t give you garlic breath. Ingredients 1/2 of a medium onion, thinly sliced vegetable oil of your choice, for frying juice of one lemon 3 tbsp tahini 1…

First steps

“He looks like a criminal,” our neighbour, Claudia, told my mother. “Shifty-eyed.” Claudia was elderly and happily divorced, tall with hunched shoulders and a loud voice. She was referring to my brother, Thomas. She did not like him.…