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Archive for April, 2008

Time is quickly approaching to celebrate the ‘rents. Yes, you could send flowers or a tie or join the mobs of people at a mediocre Sunday buffet brunch. Here’s a more memorable gift: a cooking class. For Mom on Sunday, May 11 from 1 to 3:30 pm: Enjoy a demonstration cooking class with a menu […]

The Belgians have invented some great foods: waffles, miniature cabbages, beer that tastes like champagne, and Belgian endive. Fully grown, endive is a curly, dark green, bitter leaf. But, over a century ago, a Belgian farmer mixed up his endive and asparagus and instead covered his endive crop with dirt to prevent photosynthesis in order […]

kitchen wisdom from Diana Kennedy

no spring planting

knife sharpening

growing garlic

If you like to cook, you can always make dinner out of the refrigerator. My refrigerator essentials are eggs, butter, and cream, so when in doubt, I make an omelet. My favorite way to complete a dish is to add a poached egg on top. Not sure what the dish needs? Add a poached egg. […]