by Gazette staff
A Daily Gazette life blog
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
I’ve never been an asparagus fan. I’ve always found the long greens kind of tough and sort of tasteless. But my friend Betsy has persuaded asparagus — with assists from cheese and prosciutto — to become a tasty little dish.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Bragg Liquid Aminos has been in my kitchen cupboard since the early 1990s, when the late, great Gazette food writer Carole Desjardins gave me my first bottle.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Chives grow well with very little care, and they are just about invincible.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The middle-school boy can be a fussy eater. Big surprise, right? But he loves mushrooms.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Or maybe not.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
It’s been a while since I had my DeWitt Cafeteria favorite, the Thursday night special — stuffed peppers.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
"Do you have any butter lambs?” When I called the Schenectady meat store, the woman who answered knew exactly what I wanted.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Reuben sandwiches are now on the schedule at my Albany stronghold.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
After a day in the cool April air, how about a nice bowl of French Onion Soup?
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
When I was growing up, hot cereal referred to something white in a box — cream of wheat or cream of rice — or maybe oatmeal. Then I met the South. My husband grew up in southern Florida, and he introduced me to the cereal of his childhood: grits.