“There is more than the communion of bodies when bread is broken and wine drunk.” –m.f.k. fisher


Food, friends and family are one way to celebrate life. Woven together with shared adventures, they become a story.

Since 1987, I have lived with my family in six countries on three continents. During our first years overseas in Singapore I discovered the writings of M.F.K. Fisher. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._F._K._Fisher

Her stories about people, places and food have influenced and mentored me since that time. Fisher’s imagery weaves food and life experiences with relationships. It’s an important mingling. We are nourished by good food. We are nurtured by friendship and love with the people in our lives. She also believed in not simply writing for oneself. Instead, write towards someone you love.

Therein lies the thread to my own stories. Set in Singapore, Cyprus, Taiwan, Germany, France, Latvia, Scotland, Spain, and America, I have tried to connect each one to family or friends with whom I experienced a moment worth savouring and sharing.

In July 2016, one story received an award for excellence in culinary writing by Les Dames d’Escoffier International. LDEI sponsors an annual contest for women writers in the area of food, fine beverages, or the arts of the table. The award was established by M.F.K. Fisher before she died in 1992. Secret Eating

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Contact email: windowtoalifeoverseas@gmail.com

“Rock on River”, Rocky Mtn Nat’l Park, CO

8 thoughts on “About

  1. I have thoroughly enjoyed every word in every blog! Keep it up!! You get the feelings, information and joy of each experience to your audience! Bravo!


  2. I should have read about egg coffee BEFORE pressing my own, to sit and read your blog I am inspired to try tomorrow! Love that Nico and just envisioning him with his confiture and the smile that he ALWAYS wears, is priceless. So happy that you are writing. It is something you do so well and sharing with those who love you is brilliant. I am headed to the farm en famille and will attempt to create Mimi’s stew tonight!! xx


  3. I’ve only read the first page and already I am hooked, because MFK Fisher is perhaps my favorite author–I’ve read every one of her books–so I know I will love your posts!


  4. And we are eager to read more of them!
    Great job on this most elegant and personable blog.
    Folks will be lining up for second helpings, and then some.
    Vive le blog de Wendy!


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