My husband, Michael, passed away today. As Nancy Reagan said, it has been a long good-bye. While I am relieved that he is in a better place, and, he is, it is difficult and so sad to close this door. We were married more than 26 years. My friend and neighbor, Michelle Morgando, who will soon be writing her own food blog, will share her culinary stories with you the next two weeks. My daughter, Melissa, who is here with me, will take over my Tuesday and Friday duties – —– just to show that she can.