Creating Kitchen Magic

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

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. 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 more than that. This is one of those simple steps…

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.