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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Did you hear about the two little piggies who went to the market? A few weeks ago, my cousin Kathleen and I discovered Oscar’s Adirondack Mountain Smokehouse, the famous pork palace of the North Country, where the Quintal family has been making bacon since 1943.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Spring has finally sprung, and Memorial Day is nearly upon us — and in my family, at least, Memorial Day has always been the start of al fresco season, the time of year for picnics and cookouts. Often, the holiday weekend will feature the first picnic of the year. Into ...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Much to my carnivorous side’s dismay, my sister seems to be slowly converting me to vegetarianism. Back in December, I interviewed my sister, Aubrey, for an In & Out of the Kitchen column about tips for vegan cooking during the holidays. When I wrote it, I was firmly in the ...
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
For me, there are two beer seasons. During autumn, cool nights mean fireplace weather, football games and hardy, flavorful beers. My top choice is Sam Adams Boston Lager for my weekend beverage sessions at home. Sam has just about worn out his welcome at my Albany stronghold. Warm weather, charcoal ...
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Any fresh green is easy and quick to make.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
By Caroline Lee It’s a small miracle that simple ingredients, combined with care and given time, become something more than the sum of their parts. Something, in fact, much more. I am sorry to see the cold weather go, having embraced the long-cooking, rich-tasting chicken dish known as fricassee. It ...
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The most common use for rhubarb, though, must be as a foil for berries in strawberry-rhubarb pie.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
I started making chocolate chips for family birthdays and over time tweaked the recipe until they became Uncle Tom’s Chocolate Chips.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Weekend breakfasts are a treat
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Remember the magic beans in “Jack and the Beanstalk”? When Jack’s mom threw them out the window, a vegetable stalk the size of a sequoia appeared in their backyard. At my house, the magic bean is the lentil. Tiny and round, the lentil is truly miraculous. It’s packed with protein ...