I love junk food. Handmade junk food, that is. On Saturday nights, my mom used to make us popcorn balls with Steen’s syrup or homemade potato chips, fried crisp and puffy in a big iron pot. Junk food didn’t start Read on!
My grandmother, a staunch conservationist and environmentalist way before it was cool, was also the most frugal person I ever knew. Famous for birthday cards that didn’t open–“Happy Birthday to a Girl Who’s . . . “–once you tear the Read on!
1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 3 cooked beets (about 3/4 pound), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 3 cooked carrots, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2 cooked boiling potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1/2 c. cooked chicken, beef Read on!
By Elizabeth Winslow “Change the station!” When my children are in the car, starving to death after school, the radio can be torture . . . “three all-beef patties sizzling on a fresh-baked, cheese and bacon-stuffed bun . . . Read on!
1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 2 large sweet potatoes, or several small ones, peeled and diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary leaves 1 1/2 lb. kale, washed, dried, and chopped into Read on!
Whenever I return to Beaumont, I inevitably bump into a certain woman who corners me and jabs her finger under my nose. “I still miss that beet salad!” she exclaims accusingly. At Liberty Market & Cafe we served a roasted Read on!
2 tsp. fennel seeds 1-2 bulbs fennel 1 small red onion 1 russet potato, peeled and sliced paper thin 2 cloves garlic, minced olive oil salt and pepper 3 Tbs. minced fennel fronds 1/2 c. cream or half and half Read on!
Anise Dreams There are moments in life where you have a sudden realization that you are living what had once been your wildest dreams. Such was my thought as I stood over Stephanie, who crouched over the row of fennel, Read on!
2 quarts fresh sauerkraut, or Straight from the Vine sauerkraut 4 tablespoons butter or duck, chicken, or goose fat 1/4 pound bacon, large diced 3 yellow onions, peeled and sliced 4 sprigs fresh thyme 2 bay leaves 1 1/2 teaspoons Read on!