Category : Food and Nutrition

The Little Black Dress of Stir-fry sauces

When my kids were really little I bought a very expensive mop from a vendor at the PNE.  It was supposed to cut floor maintenance time in half.  It didn’t, not even close.  I sent a scathing letter to the manufacturer which I regretted the minute that I slid it…

Animal, Vegetable, M(ozzarella)

Barbara Kingsolver is a fabulous writer AND she has remarkable food skills.  Quite the combo.  On any given day I either want to celebrate Barbara by throwing a party in her favour or I want to push her down the stairs.  I guess it all depends on how I’m feeling…

Keep your Homegrowns out of the Jaws of the Despicables

I had heard that the despicables (Norway Rats) had moved into our fair city.  They have apparently been hitching rides on the transport trucks from the coast.  This is probably true.  I lived on the coast for about 40 years.  My parents believed in composting EVERYTHING.  I have seen despicables…

The “Lady at the Grocery Store” Method of Making Yogurt

I eat a lot of yogurt.  My husband would call that an understatement.  When our kids were still living at home the amount of money that we spent buying yogurt each month could have paid the lease on an econo car.  That was before Greek Yogurt came on the scene. …

Much to Love About Autumn – especially the squash

I love winter squash.  On the day when I head into the garden with my giant metal colander to harvest  squash I feel like a kid heading out to Trick or Treat with a king-sized pillow case. My love for squash transcends the impressive nutritional benefits (low in sodium, high…