Confessions of an old crank.

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In some ways, I feel like a generic, stodgy old curmudgeon — ahem, … traditionalist. Not just that. Something worse, a cliché-riddled nostalgic traditionalist. Here’s how:

In my perfect world, at least on meal a day would consist of the same meal. For me, it’s either Pasta House salad (a recipe I learned years ago, based on the restaurant’s salad) or a tomato + green onion salad (tomato, chopped green onions…



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Elena Tucker

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.