• Easter and my special copper pot

    Forty-six years ago I received this lovely Bazar Français double boiler as a gift.  Over the years it has taken pride of place in my many and various kitchens (a stunning twelve moves over the years since 1966 now that…

  • Through the Seasons: Cauliflower

    Mary Randolph, The Virginia House-Wife, pg 123 Cauliflower. Choose those that are close and white, and of a middle size, trim off the outside leaves, cut off the stalk flat at the bottom, let them lie in salt and water…

  • Have you ever deboned a duck??

    Whenever I am up to my wrists in bird insides I think of Julia Child (may her memory ever be blessed!)  and that day sometime in the 1960’s when on PBS I watched her debone a duck with her usual…

  • Apples on a wonderful late winter rainy day

    This is what I do when it rains; cook, of course!  I converted the remaining half bushel of November 2010’s pie apples left in our spring house into pie slices in bags in the freezer. We had a mixture of…

  • Ok, Kids, It’s Time to Roast Garlic!

    Of course the house smells a bit but in one fell swoop you can have the entire winter’s worth of roasted garlic in your fridge with just one afternoon of work. I buy several sleeves of fall harvest garlic (it’s…