Monthly Archives: May 2011

Bread and Butter

SOME LIKE IT………. When it comes to butter, some like it hard.  But I gather that we are part of a minority.  I remember early on how excited my mother was by hard butter.  I can still see her rapture, … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Day Gift to You

….is….. the recommendation of this most excellent book: THE FLAVOR THESAURUS – A Compendium of Pairings, Recipes and Ideas for the Creative Cook by:  Niki Segnit Now here’s a book about food that needs no illustrations or fancy photographs: the … Continue reading

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Artichokes “R” Us

I vaguely remember my first bite of broccoli – sometime in the 60’s.  And I definitely remember my first avocado (California, Feb., 1970……in a salad of carrots, dandelion greens, tomatoes, bottled Italian dressing and Kretschmer toasted wheat germ……wow).  So it … Continue reading

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