The week of Thanksgiving marks the beginning of egg nog season. When the sound of the Blue Angel jets have finally stopped ringing in my ears, I know it’s time to look forward to bottles silky smooth nutmeg flavored cream. Unlike the holiday shopping season which creeps closer towards the fourth of July every year, […]
Identify your pear with this simple visual guide.
The different flavors and aromas of pears make them useful for a variety of purposes. In fact, pears have so many different uses–appetizers, salads, pizzas, stuffing, chutneys, desserts–that an entire menu could revolve around them. The menu could simply be called yum. Since the different breeds of pears have very different flavors and aromas, make […]
On a cold night, a warm bowl of creamy polenta fills every inch of my body with comfort. The sweet corn pairs so perfectly with the flavor of smoked ham hocks, parmesan cheese, crispy bacon, and tomato sauce that my mouth begs for more. I made the first batch on a chilly Wednesday night, but […]
Tomatoes don’t last forever. The garden winds down in October. The tomatoes hang on valiantly. But, when darkness begins to settle in early, there’s little hope that the green tomatoes hanging on dried, twisted, emaciated branches will ever turn red. The garden has given up the last of the tomatoes. Jill took down the old […]