Grow your own or buy and dry

I’m back in the herb garden today.  After meeting an inspiring international chef and writer a couple of days ago, I’m convinced that I need to modify my herb stock to maximize their impact.  I occasionally purchase dry herbs, grow some of my own and buy fresh as my top option.  Are you fresh and fresh-only, do you grow your own, buy & dry or stick with the short-cut? 




Chowder for the Wolf at the Door

When 10 pounds of potatoes and a couple dozen ears of corn show up unannounced, welcome them home to the chowder pot. After transforming our

Apple Soup Sendoff

Farewells bring on mingled emotions. Some signal “goodbyes” and others “so longs,” with hopes to stay connected even over long distances. When the time came

Peppered Corn Meal

Preparing the perfect polenta sounds easy enough, but around my kitchen, it takes added patience to work with the grainy flour ground from white or