Rainy Days and Mondays, II: Favorite Summer Foods

When I was a little girl I decided to write a book.  It couldn't be that difficult, I thought; after all, I had learned how to write! I laid the story out in my mind.  It was going to be a detective story, like the Bobbsey Twins, who I had just discovered in my new … Continue reading…

Zucchini, Courgette, Whatever, They’re Coming….

Go directly to recipe They're here! They're there! They're everywhere! The summer invasion is in full force.  Neighbors are hiding from neighbors.  Children are dropping bundles, knocking on doors and running.  Everywhere you look you see otherwise kind and gentle people, skulking around with sacks full of long green and, sometimes, yellow objects behind their … Continue reading…

Brown Rice Pilaf and Salad: Cook Once; Eat Twice!

Go directly to recipe Summer!   (Maybe the sun will shine here today?!?!) Salads!   (We eat lots of them on warm, late summer evenings.) Cooking?  (On the barbecue if possible, minimal in the kitchen.) We try to eat a bit lighter in the summer and with the abundance of fresh garden herbs and vegetables this is … Continue reading…

Tuna Salad – not my mother’s….

Go directly to recipe Tuna Salad.  When I was growing up this mixture of canned tuna, Creamettes, green peas, celery, cubed faux cheese and mayonnaise was a staple of summer picnics and family reunions.  My mother made it at least six times a summer and we all loved it.  When my sister got married she … Continue reading…

Oregano? Marjoram? Which is it?

Go directly to recipes I remember when I was 5 years old and waiting for Christmas.  It was never going to arrive.  It was taking FOREVER! My mother warned me that someday I would wish that days were longer and weeks longer still.  With the omnipotence of a child I KNEW that would never happen … Continue reading…