Try This Salad

Last week the New York Times had a great article on 101 Super Summer Salads, and Katrina and I tried #2.  It was easy, healthy, tasty, and refreshing; and it’s going in my recipe file.  Since tomatoes and peaches are in season, you might want to try it.  It’s as simple as this: Mix wedges […]

Cincinnati Chili

  During the Free Will Baptist Convention in Cincinnati, I occupied some of my time tracking down chili parlors.  There are about 180 of them in the city, and many of them were started by Greek immigrants in the early-to-mid 1900s.  Cincinnati chili has a secret ingredient.  Depending on the recipe, it has a bit […]

Berry Good

  My favorite desserts are berries… anything to do with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries.  Last Saturday my daughter Grace and I picked up some fresh strawberries at the Farmer’s Market; and in the afternoon I noticed a simple Crème Anglaise recipe that was published that very day in the New York Times.  I tried […]

Beans and Cornbread

Since we’re all economizing during the recession, I thought I’d give you my own recipe for beans and cornbread.  Well, beans….  I’ll deal with cornbread later.  I grew up on beans and cornbread; it was a staple of mountain living.  Our beans of choice were “October” beans, which resembled the Cranberry beans found in stories […]