August 8, 2020
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Life & Style



The Joy of the Summer Season

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Local Farms Seem to Be Having a Good Year

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Tomatoes Before Sweet Corn

Published July 30, 2020 12:01 a.m.

In a Year of Firsts, Another First. This One Is Fine By Me

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Summer’s Flavors Saved for a Full Year

Published July 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I am amazed how much friends have managed to get tasks done during this pandemic isolation.

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The Great Smells of Summer

Published July 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Coming Soon to a Kitchen Near You?

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Fun With Dips

Published July 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Last week, on Facebook, a friend sent me a terrific party idea that had me dreaming about how much fun it would be.

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Delicious, Easy to Make, One Bite Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

Published July 02, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Well, summer is here, but it doesn’t seem as if the music is “Under the Boardwalk” or “Polka-Dot Bikini.”

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When Sharing a Meal is Sharing the Love

Published June 25, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The drive back from Rochester was uneventful, but on the way I realized that I had driven 13 hours in the past 30 hours

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Counting the Losses, Hoping for Change, Grateful for Family

Published June 18, 2020 12:01 a.m.

It had been a sad week for Minneapolis and the rest of the world. On Sunday, as much of American knows, the week ended with a peaceful marches. Mine ended at our local high school.

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A Wonderful Week for Filthy Sexy Mush

Published June 11, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Oh, my, it was a long-overdue restaurant week and perhaps it will never be a forever restaurant week.

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Sunny and Mild and Time to Break out the Grill

Published June 04, 2020 12:01 a.m.

This was a rather lovely week, sunny and mild. I actually spent an hour on a beach chair on the patio, reading and watching the birds on my feeders.

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When in Doubt, Hit the Reset Button

Published May 28, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I grew up in a house where, if something needed fixed, my mother called someone.

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Enjoying All the Days of May

Published May 21, 2020 12:01 a.m.

It’s Been a Bit Cold, But Mother Nature is Busting Out Nonetheless

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Seven Weeks, And Counting

Published May 14, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Yesterday, I drove to BJ’s and Stop & Shop.

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Cookies Well Worth the Wait

Published May 07, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Okay, as I write this, I am home for the sixth week.

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A Cake for the Mayor

Published April 30, 2020 12:01 a.m.

And a Frittata for You

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Enjoying the Best of What Home Has to Offer

Published April 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

By the time you read this, I have been sheltering in place for a month (and maybe you are, too).

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As the Days Turn into Weeks

Published April 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

As days turn into weeks, little changes. I have only bought two entrées from beloved restaurants: the mini hamburger salad at Olio and the blue wedge salad from 2Wives.

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Making It Up As We Go Along

Published April 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Well, it has been an interesting two weeks.

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Finding Things We Forgot About in the Freezer

Published April 02, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Remember, Anything Can Be Dinner ...

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In Times of Crisis, There’s Nothing Like Soup

Published March 26, 2020 12:01 a.m.

As I write this column, I am using Tylenol to tamp down my fever that spiked to 100.4 last night.

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Pudding for Us and for the Birds

Published March 19, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I love pudding.

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If You Like Pernod Like I Like Pernod...

Published March 12, 2020 12:01 a.m.

...Then You’ll Love This Recipe. If Not, Maybe Next Time

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A Farewell, With One Regret

Published March 05, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I Should Have Said Yes

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Something Fun, Something Healthy, Something Sweet

Published Feb. 27, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Wow, I spent three days of watching movies at at my local theater.

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A Good Ending to a Good Week When it Came to Food

Published Feb. 20, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I arrived home one day recently, incredibly hungry.

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Perfect for You and Someone You Love

Published Feb. 13, 2020 12:01 a.m.

It was the best Super Bowl party I’d ever been invited to. Nine of us in a lovely home, a 65-inch television, and incredible food.

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Stocked Pantry, And Ready to Go

Published Feb. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I didn’t cook much last week, what with meetings that included required readings before the meetings.

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In Love, and Cooking, Learning As I Go Along

Published Jan. 30, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Just When You Think You Know it All, Something New Comes Along

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Thinking About Food, Most of the Time

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

You know, that intermittent fasting seems to be working.

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Nibbles: Binging on Pasta-ish

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

This is the time of year, pretty cold and dark in the afternoon, that I crave pasta. By the time the water boils and ...

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