You know it’s summer when you turn to the paper on Friday afternoon and see not just one, but a whole bunch of festival-type events to fill your weekend.
Archives for June 2014
There was a legendary recipe in my mom’s repertoire when we were growing up. It was for a dessert called “Candy Cake”, made with Baker’s German Sweet Chocolate. Sadly, when both I and my mom made it in recent years, it wasn’t nearly as good as the legend. Our chocolate tastes have matured and been… Read More
They say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. But sometimes I think that the little green apples growing in this house are growing in a whole different forest when I see their food choices.
Creme brûlée could possibly rank among the most perfect desserts. It combines the creaminess we all crave for comfort, with the sugary, crunchy topping that adds some excitement to our lives, our sad, brooding lives that realize on graduation day that our children are growing up on us, whether we like it or not. I… Read More
Sometime life takes priority over the internet! Crazy thought, I know, but when your daughter graduates high school and her college orientation is scheduled to follow almost immediately, there’s very little time for cooking or blogging! So we ate out a lot over the weekend. Possibly the entire weekend, but who’s counting? There was a… Read More
Do you want to be popular? Like people looking for you at a party popular, because they’re asking for your recipe?
If you know me well, then you know that I’m a bit of a slug in the morning. It’s not that I don’t like the morning. The older I get, the more I like it. The problem is that my body simply won’t cooperate with me to get up as early as I’d like. Or,… Read More
My Aga was scheduled for it’s annual service yesterday, which meant that it would be turned off. Since I was unsure whether I would have heat to cook with by dinner time, I selected last night’s recipe because it could be made with simply a microwave for cooking the bacon.
In the wintertime, canned clams seem fine. When I’m cooking spaghetti with white clam sauce on Christmas Eve, opening a few cans of clams doesn’t feel seasonally wrong. Do you readers remember my seasonal associations with ingredients? But when the weather warms up, it only seems right to use fresh clams in this dish. Because… Read More
You know how I’m always looking for recipes that will become my future legacy? How I’m trying to find those dishes that will keep the girls coming back home after they’ve graduated from high school and college? Well, a funny thought just occurred to me… I’ll explain in a moment.