Boy meets girl. It’s the way romances usually begin . . . and while we all love a happy ending, it’s the #MeetCute that wins our hearts.

How did you two meet?

The #MeetCute Books each have a unique answer to that query. Some might make you swoon, others might make you giggle . . . and some may make you blush.

Twelve authors. Twelve stand-alone contemporary romance novels. Twelve stories that will make your heart beat a little faster.

Because it’s all about the #MeetCute.


I have these old Taiwanese cookbooks I, um, permanently borrowed from my mother when I moved out. The author of the books made a three volume compendium of regional Chinese cooking. The recipes are fabulous, if time consuming.

After a visit to my favorite fishmonger at the Sunday farmer’s market, I decided on sweet and sour fish for dinner. I’d happened to pick up a small head of purple/red cabbage and was looking for a recipe.

Made Chinese Braised Cabbage. It was one of the best side dishes we’ve had in a while. Can’t recommend it enough. The recipe is here.