Life imitating art imitating upstate

I¬†stepped into my own Richard Russo novel today. Russo, author of outstanding novels such as Nobody’s Fool and Empire Falls, captures upstate New York and its desperation and its character and its endurance as well as anyone. There I was in Mrs. K’s Kitchen in Middleburgh, listening to the waitress¬†who has been working at the…

Hot cider donuts on a crisp fall day

Donuts, Daughter B declared today, are the most important food. This declaration came after she fitted a cinnamon sugar donut from the Clinton Cider Mill in her mouth while I was driving her to school. I think she might be onto something. The donuts made at the cider mill are sensational. We usually buy eight…