The Pasty – A Handful of Food with a Smattering of History

By Patricia Zick @PCZick I love foods with a history, especially a functional one. The Cornish pasty not only qualifies, it touches my life history as well. The pasty originates in Cornwall, England. The first mention of it in written history occurs in 1150 by Chretien de Troyes, who wrote Arthurian romances. The recipe migratedContinue reading “The Pasty – A Handful of Food with a Smattering of History”

My Birthday Story

By Patricia Zick @PCZick I’ll admit today’s post is highly self-indulgent and probably borders on sheer fiction. But it’s my birthday, and to paraphrase Lesley Gore, I’ll write anything I want to. This is the story of my birth as told to me by people no longer around to dispute my account of it. AllContinue reading “My Birthday Story”

Christmas Traditions

By Patricia Zick @PCZick I grew up in a family steeped in traditions during the holidays. This year, for various reasons, I almost didn’t put up a Christmas tree. Since we won’t be in our home for the actual holiday, we decided it best to not go to the local Christmas tree farm and cutContinue reading “Christmas Traditions”

Roasting the Perfect Marshmallow – A Lesson for Life

By Patricia Zick @PCZick The smell of burning leaves and the taste of burned marshmallows forever mark the autumn season of my youth in Michigan. Once we’d piled all the leaves between the street and sidewalk, I forgot about the blisters on my hands from spending an entire Saturday raking the leaves into piles. TheContinue reading “Roasting the Perfect Marshmallow – A Lesson for Life”

Acts of Kindness

By Patricia Zick @PCZick It’s easy to forget in the every day bustle of our lives that the little things we do are often the ones that remain unforgettable. Sometimes little acts of kindness can become giant deeds to the recipient and can make all the difference in the world. And we may not evenContinue reading “Acts of Kindness”

The Inspiring Blog Award

Today when I woke, frustration with many parts of my life filled my head. Where do I start with my second draft of my new novel? How can I improve the abysmal sales record for my newly released novel? I wondered if anyone ever read my blogs or my posts on all the social mediaContinue reading “The Inspiring Blog Award”