The life of the party begins in the cookery

The weekend found me spending a good stretch of it around the cookery – but the blessing was the great company.  Food comes to life in new ways when we share it with friends and family.  Don’t be shy!  You know who you are.  I’ll be posting my “Road to Beijing Chicken” recipe on  Cookery Content later this week.  Until then, keep those herbs and spices ready and waiting.   




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