Summer salads don’t have to be rabbit food

Summer salads don’t have to be rabbit food

Salads get a bad rap.They are sneeringly called rabbit food. They’re what a restaurant server throws at you to gnaw on while waiting endlessly f...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Pesto solves awkward garden dilemma

Pesto solves awkward garden dilemma

Basil and tomatoes are one of the most enduring love stories in the history of food. They complement each other so well and for most of the summer, th...

June 15th, 2016 |  


Ice cream without a machine is possible

Ice cream without a machine is possible

For those old enough to remember, homemade ice cream was one of the real glories of summer. Made in a wooden bucket filled with ice and rock salt and ...

June 8th, 2016 |  


Chard is the new kale

Chard is the new kale

Kale has been the darling of the food world for a decade.Virtually no recipe has been spared from the addition of kale. Add kale to macaroni and chees...

June 1st, 2016 |  


Grilling season is about to begin

Grilling season is about to begin

As the unofficial beginning of summer, Memorial Day weekend is also the unofficial beginning of grilling season.Everything tastes better cooked on the...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Enjoy strawberry season while it lasts

Enjoy strawberry season while it lasts

At some point in the past 30 years or so, it became possible to buy strawberries all year long. At first it was wonderful. The out-of-season berries w...

May 18th, 2016 |  


Key lime, a pie with a past

Key lime, a pie with a past

Behind every shortcut in the grocery store hides the fully homemade, from scratch original that the shortcut references. Before there was red velvet c...

May 11th, 2016 |  


142 years of mint, bourbon and big hats

142 years of mint, bourbon and big hats

Short attention spans are nothing new. America’s oldest continuously running sports event is over almost before it starts and it’s been th...

May 4th, 2016 |  


May Day, second string holiday deserves better

May Day, second string holiday deserves better

This Sunday will be May Day and not much is going to happen.May Day, or May 1, is just about the only one of the old pagan holidays that wasn’t ...

April 27th, 2016 updated: April 27th, 2016. |  


It’s not a dumpling, it’s a matzo ball

It’s not a dumpling, it’s a matzo ball

Passover comes late this year. Usually, Passover and Easter fall close together. The timing of the Christian holiday is, in fact, based on the Jewish ...

April 20th, 2016 updated: April 20th, 2016. |