This is the time of year when I get a hankering for beans; black turtle beans, white, oval-shaped cannellini beans, deep red kidney beans, brown Swedish beans, ivory white Great Northern Beans, any bean will
In the book “Cooking Down East”, Marjorie Standish shares a historical note in her preface to the recipe for Maine Corn Chowder: “Do you feel a surge of pride when you open Maine canned corn?
I’m coming down the home stretch in my resolution to discover, test, develop and taste thirty-one wild blueberry recipes. My family and friends have sampled a wide range of delicious and some not-so-tasty creations with
New Year’s resolutions, a tradition that dates back to Babylonian time when humans made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts, has evolved
Although a glass of champagne at midnight and a kiss may be the way most Americans celebrate the New Year, people around the world enjoy a variety of traditional food customs. Special cakes and breads,
Our daughter Emily and son-in-law Kent are hosting their first holiday party in their new home in Dryden, New York. Excited to receive the invitation, I texted Emily our reply. “What do you want me
My Meyer’s lemon tree is in full regalia, with star shaped white blossoms filling the house with a sweet, heady fragrance. Since moving my plant inside for the winter, the five lemons on the tree
I love winter squash; moist, rich, and hearty, packed with vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. Native to the Americas for over seven thousand years, winter squashes and pumpkins were an unknown vegetable to the early European
If you are fortunate enough to stumble across a large, grey-brown or tan mushroom with clusters that resemble the florets of cauliflower under the base of a very large and old Oak tree, call me!
My friend Oscar Turner makes the very best brownies; thick, dense and chewy with a triple chocolate punch and packed with savory, chopped nuts. The perfect afternoon snack, and a great addition to the lunchbox,
Eggplant is such an interesting vegetable, although botanically speaking it specifically is a fruit, With deep purple, white or mottled glossy, thick skins and interesting shapes, eggplant is the staple of many vegetarian diets. Eggplants
Tomatoes are a beautiful fruit. I love their bright colors; light pink, cherry red, golden orange and sunny yellow. My culinary heart skips a beat at the sight of beautifully hued tomatoes all decked out