Category: Home Cooking


Rhubarb Two Ways

I have been messing around with rhubarb all month, looking for ways to use it that don’t involve dessert. After quickly discovering the Rhubarb Balsamic Reduction and Maple Rhubarb Glaze, I found myself struggling to find success in my Don-Quixote-Meets-Iron-Chef quest for rhubarby goodness, without a load of sugar or crust involved.


Maple Rhubarb Balsamic Glaze

According to Foodimentary, today is Strawberry-Rhubarb Day. Who knew? The week has gone by in a blur of strawberry-picking, recipe-working, homework-nagging, dog-walking, mad activity. One more week of school (but no homework-yay!), and then CSA pickups start-yay! So much food, so little time. So the Rhubarb Balsamic Reduction from last week sat in the refrigerator ...


Rhubarb and Strawberries

Rhubarb and strawberries are soulmates, and they’re in season right now in New England. Both of their seasons are short, so don’t wait. Get out there and get yours. Strawberries that are local and in season taste nothing like their flavor-pale cousins shipped into your grocery store at all times of the year. Local strawberries ...


Chive Compound Butter

You may have noticed a large pile of chives in the colander last week, alongside the nettle and dandelion greens. They were getting really tall, and I cut them all back a bit, but then what does one do with all those chives? What does one do with a large harvest of any herb? Well, ...


Oyster Stew

So back to oyster consideration. The Husband and I made quick work of the oysters I brought home that fateful day, while watching our Thursday night TV on the DVR (Big Bang Theory and Person of Interest). My oyster obsession (and that’s what it was) intensified. I had yet to taste the decadence of M.F.K ...


I Got Your Thanksgiving Leftovers Right Here

I made some soup last night from the Thanksgiving leftovers. BORING, you say, I did that too. Well, I bet your family didn’t all say, Mom, please make this soup again, it is AWESOME. So here it is. All measurements are approximate, because, well, I made it with Leftovers.


Okay, so that happened.

October 29, 2011, a snowstorm dumped over a foot of snow on us. We were without power for 66 hours. There are some who are still without power. This is before Halloween, and before all the trees have even lost their leaves. Hasn’t happened in the 10 years we’ve lived here, and some who have ...