Clearly we’re at the peak of the summer harvest. Here are the fruits and vegetables from this week’s basket. The peaches are wonderful, the corn is sweet and crisp, the tomatoes are local, the bags of arugula and spinach are tasty, all is good. Right? Well, call me greedy, but I’m kind of missing the… Read More
Archives for July 2012
It’s the summertime, and what that has meant ever since I learned how to start a gas grill is that all of our meat protein will be cooked outside from the beginning to the end of the season. That’s unless it’s raining. Or the gas can runs out. Or the grill dies. Screeeeech. The grill… Read More
I didn’t believe this would be good, but it wasn’t exactly a scary thing to try. It’s not like a sheep’s head or blood sausage or even raw fish. It’s simply an unusual combination of ingredients for a salad which I found a recipe for in “Everyday Food”. Slice tomatoes and watermelon and pile together.… Read More
I haven’t made this soup in years, but I had fond memories of it. And since I had most of the necessary ingredients in house, I decided to dust off the recipe and take my chances with the feedback from the crowd. I mean, it includes tomatoes, one of Annie’s hated ingredients, and zucchini, not… Read More
“A homemade crust is a beautiful thing. Yes, excellent doughs and crusts are available at supermarkets – and we certainly use them when we are pressed for time. But a crust from scratch is a pleasure, something to savor on slow Sunday, weekend, or holiday afternoons.” -Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough in “Pizza, Grill It,… Read More
Everything tastes better when cooked on the grill.
Some people might accuse me of writing about cats sleeping in front of the Aga just as a cheap bid for pageviews. Because everyone knows that cats are the biggest thing to hit the internet. Really, is there anything that has more forwarding power than cats? I mean political cartoons come and go, but cats… Read More
You didn’t hear from me yesterday because it was my birthday – time to sulk or time to celebrate? Well, the universe sent me a clear reminder about the correct choice, via the blog post of one of my long-time favorite bloggers, Heather Armstrong, aka Dooce. She shares the same birth date as I do… Read More
By unanimous vote we decided to have homemade waffles with homemade blueberry sauce for dinner on Sunday. No complaints at the table.
“It’s sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.” – Brigitte Bardot