My Favorite Cookbooks

At least, my favorite cookbooks, today… I live with¬†many cookbooks, and my favorites change from time to time. But there are a few classics I refer to time and time again. Many of these are oldies but goodies, but some are new and I think they’ll be around for a while. Of course, if you…

Creating Kitchen Magic

The magic of cooking and feeding ourselves can happen with a well-equipped modern kitchen, an ill-equipped apartment kitchen, or even a campfire. It makes no difference. All you need is a desire to feed people and yourself. My first kitchen way back at the dawning of the Age of Aquarius was drafty, tiny, had no…

Taking Stock: Borrow the Best from the Past

The Act of Making Stock is the First, Best Place to Start They say¬†everything old is new again. Your house will smell like home! Making stock is one of the ways we can save money, or at least feel virtuous by reducing what we throw in the trash. It is a way of thinking, and…

New Twists on Old Recipes…

We all have them, old recipe cards, notebooks, maybe even pages torn out of women’s magazines from the 1950s. Whatever the form, the stash of old recipes are family treasures. However, we are sometimes disappointed when we make them, especially if we do a lot of cooking and the food fashion of today does not mesh with that of the Depression era.