Straight from the horseradish

Where’s my special reserve horseradish when I need it? Thanks to you in horseradish country, Roger, for sharing the heat on the International Horseradish Festival. It looks as if I’ll miss the festival this weekend, but in honor of this root plant and Collinsville’s commitment to keeping life fit and trim with the cultivation of an amazing horseradish crop, I’m retrieving the horseradish files in The Cookery, and blending something with a little kick to serve on Sunday.




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