How Many Berries Can You Stuff Into A Batch Of Muffins?

It’s like the Zen question–”What is the sound of one hand clapping?” How many berries can you cram into a batch of muffins before they turn into either a gloppy mess or they fall apart entirely? I ask these questions, not only because I they are interesting exercises in kitchen science, but because I really […]

Rethinking Rabbit

Saturday while I was browsing the farmer’s market, I was stopped by the manager, and among other things, was asked to talk to a local farmer who has just diversified into raising rabbits in addition to hogs and chickens about possibly working on his behalf to get local chefs to feature his rabbits in their […]

Leftover Makeover: From Pasta Sauce to Bruschetta

Bruschetta is a lovely way to use up leftovers. Consisting of sliced bread rubbed with garlic and brushed with olive oil then topped with any number of toppings and grilled or toasted, bruschetta is usually served as an appetizer or snack, but I think it can make a nice light lunch, especially if served beside […]

The Tastiest Beans and Rice–Jamaican Style!

I love beans and rice. Which makes sense–when I was growing up, I loved rice. I begged Mom to make rice all the time, and even though all she knew how to make was Minute Rice, I still loved the stuff. Now, of course, I eat rice all the time, and not that weird instant […]

A Seasonal Spring Comfort Food: Ramped-Up Spaghetti and Meatballs

I love me my ramps and green garlic. All year long, I anticipate with gustatory delight the spring season which not only brings morels, asparagus, rhubarb and strawberries, but also pungent-sweet, spicy-hot ramps and green garlic. I use them in cooking just as I would scallions and garlic, but in even more copious amounts than […]

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