Journal

THE HOLIDAY WISDOM CHALLENGE
Dec 23, 2016

My holiday gift for you is the four question Holiday Wisdom Challenge, a short and inspiring way to connect with the women in your life, to glean valuable wisdom from their years of experience. It's a great way to be learn more about someone you are already close with, and it's an equally wonderful way to bridge connection with someone you're not as comfortable with.


More
THE HOLIDAY WISDOM CHALLENGE
Dec 23, 2016

My holiday gift for you is the four question Holiday Wisdom Challenge, a short and inspiring way to connect with the women in your life, to glean valuable wisdom from their years of experience. It's a great way to be learn more about someone you are already close with, and it's an equally wonderful way to bridge connection with someone you're not as comfortable with.


More
FALL 2016: WINNING INGREDIENT
Oct 16, 2016

Four times a year, we offer a two-week contest on the Cooking with Grandmothers Facebook page for people to vote on their favorite seasonal ingredient. In the Autumn of 2016, people got to pick between grapes, kohlrabi, winter squash, and swiss chard; winter squash emerged as the clear winner. The prize? A delicious, simple recipe easy enough for […]


More
GRANDMOTHER POWER
Sep 06, 2016

In the last 20 years, photojournalist Paola Gianturco has documented women’s lives in 62 countries and created five philanthropic books that celebrate and advocate for women around the world. We met over a long lunch this winter, to discuss her work and many things grandmother-related. The topic of her most recent book, Grandmother Power, had […]


More
THE HONORARY NONNA: BY PAOLA FERRARIO
Sep 03, 2016

There are women in the world who, if you are in need, are willing to help you find your way. Their houses are welcoming, their sentiments clear, their certainties strong. These women are grandmothers: the keepers of good knowledge, good food, and solid homes. Be one if you can.


More
HOW TO APPROACH AN ELDER
Aug 31, 2016

This basic philosophy informs both how I developed this work and everything that gets featured on this site. I call it How to Approach an Elder, but honestly it could just as easily be called How to Approach Another Human Being!


More
THE NEW YEAR AND THE IDA COOKIE
Dec 27, 2015

The story of the Ida Cookies is about remembering the history of my extended family, and how the characters two very different sisters and their cookies came to embody something that matters a lot in the long run: simple kindness


More