Brooksville Farmers’ Market

This morning we drove to the Brooksville Farmers' Market. In a misty rain we went first to a man playing a guitar at the Poland Family Farm stand, as he waited for customers. We bought eight ears of Tuxedo corn, a variety new to us. We will eat it tonight but the farmer tells us... Continue Reading →

Raising healthy eaters

I attended an event at my old high school tonight, The Calhoun School. In several different conversations the talk turned to Chef Bobo, and the school’s meal program. Calhoun was an exceptional school when I went there, many years ago. We had a beautiful new building to learn in, with open classrooms (the class areas were... Continue Reading →

Peach season

One bite of a Bishops’ peach, juice dripping down your arm, and you are hooked; there is no settling for second best. Our friend Manette’s (large) family has a standing order of five baskets for anyone passing through Guilford, CT between August and mid-September. Many RI orchards have peaches, but they are never as flavorful... Continue Reading →

Day 4

I had to take care of a few things for my mother, and so escaped last night for New York, where the worst fears were thankfully never realized. A hot shower, morning toast and coffee, and I am ready to go back home and figure out what to do about my all-consuming concern, the food!... Continue Reading →

Irene and the past three days

Hurricane Irene took out our power, phone and internet service, and so I haven’t been able to post anything—just when I was getting started! I have been writing posts out, however, and so here they are, starting with Sunday: 8/28/11 So often solutions don’t occur to you until it is too late. Saturday was spent... Continue Reading →


I added a tab for some of my favorite recipes. The first two, gazpacho and marinated cucumbers, are adapted from Judy Gorman's Vegetable Cookbook. I don't know if it is still in print—my copy is a first edition from 1986—but if you can find a copy, grab it. A wide selection of vegetables are included alphabetically,... Continue Reading →

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