A winter storm in March? I need some sweetness in my life
Ham hock plus beans plus (onions, carrots, turnips, potatoes, cabbage)
By Joe Dizney My friend Jane reminded me of this curiosity when she called asking for the recipe of “that funny dish you brought to Christmas a couple of years ago: Mud and Grass.” Not a very appetizing name, but a simple side dish I got seriously addicted to while living in Chicago a couple […]
Always have a pot of something bubbling away on the stovetop
An unexpected woodland nymph livens up the landscape off Lake Surprise Road
By Joe Dizney CSA (Community Sponsored Agriculture) is a very good thing — for the farmer and the consumer, but where the farmer’s job—as tough as it depending on the elements—finishes with the harvest, the challenges faced by the home cook and CSA shareholder vary wildly from week to week. (Kale AGAIN, and just what […]
By Joe Dizney The early days of July 2010 in the Highlands have run the gamut from amazingly cool to blisteringly hot. In the garden, the pinks and whites of spring roses and peonies have given way to the cool purples of early-summer lavender, hydrangeas and butterfly bush. And even the deep reds of the […]
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