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Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am

Two techniques for better birds

 Since I first wrote about them in 2009, I’ve had several requests for two techniques I use when preparing roast turkey and dressing: brining and an unusual method of cutting up the turkey prio...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 am
 I am not a lover of hot weather. Others may mourn the passing of summer, but I’m always happy to welcome autumn’s crisp cool temperatures. There’s one exception, though: the frigid morning...
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:01 am
Trick-or-treating is different when you’re a country kid. But when I was very young, I wasn’t aware of any difference. After supper, I’d put on my costume...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am
Two weeks ago, I wrote about banh mi, the wonderful sandwich that resulted from France’s colonization of Southeast Asia, and the outstanding banh mi served at Springfield’s new Jujobee Café.But t...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am
 “That One Chicken, Two People, Three Meals was the most useful, most outstanding class you taught,” Springfield orthodontist Dick McDaniels told me recently. It wasn’t the first time he’...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am
 It’s taking America by storm. The banh mi, essentially a Vietnamese submarine, inspires articles like “Are banh mi becoming America’s favorite sandwich?” in major food publications. The ...
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 11:30 am
Every fall I remember what it was like to come as a child to this place that has been my home for 30 years. My husband and I live in the old Spaulding Orchard farmhouse. It’s the first home we b...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 04:40 pm
I love greens. Greens in all forms. Salad greens, for sure, but what I’m talking about here are sturdier greens that lend themselves well to cooking, from quick stir-fries to long-cooked, Southe...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 02:54 pm
It happens every year. Every vendor at every farmers market will tell you the same thing: business drops off after Labor Day. Maybe it’s because parents are preoccupied with getting their kids b...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 03:32 pm
I’ve written about make-your-own-pizza nights before. They were a Glatz tradition: Family nights that often ended with us all watching a video, and on really special occasions, make-your-own-sun...


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