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Congo Bars (Light the corners of my mind)

My mother died 41 years ago. Striking that on the 40th anniversary of her death, last year, I didn’t think much about it. But this has been a summer of remembrance. 630 more words


Classic Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

This is a classic recipe from a vintage copy of The New York Times Cookbook.  It is so indulgent but could not be simpler to make. 139 more words


From Mollusks to Lasagna: Somerville Cooking on Winter Break

Move over Julia Child there are some new Somervillians cookin’ up fab dishes at home this 2014 – and by ‘fab’ I mean pretty good. This week Tom and I have fallen in love with… 465 more words


Pumpkin Cream Pie

As I mentioned in my post on stuffing, I love Thanksgiving.  It’s a food extravaganza.  People aren’t shy about carbing it up.  Stuffings, breads, pies, and potatoes of all varieties grace the table.   532 more words


Cream Puffs Through the Ages

Baking is all about the magic of transformation.

When it comes to savory food, I tend to subscribe to the Alice Waters school of cooking: keep it simple and let the ingredients shine. 1,839 more words

The best cookbooks of all time (according to me)

If you haven’t guessed by now I love food, most of my posts are about food or cookbooks (I read them like novels) and I run the GPL’s Cook Book Club. 330 more words
The Kitchen

One Cup of Mayo, and Hold the Preservatives!

Whip up this tasty, fast, easy mayonnaise recipe once, and you may never go back to store-bought.

The first time I realized that mayonnaise could be made at home I was reading Chapter I,  426 more words