In which I remind you there are sometimes good causes just to nod and smile. Monomouths are rare, but daunting.
I have a Sunday New York Times puzzle out today (along with friend George Barany), and a new novel. Both, I believe, are highly entertaining, but that’s up to you to decide.
Moving on… great memories, many happy moments. But… time to move on.
Great pasta sauce for canning, if you don’t mind a little bit of cheating. This is mostly a repost, which, of course, is a kind of cheating. It’s been that kind of summer…
Ranked-Choice Voting is Question 5 on this November’s Maine ballot. It’s an idea that could radically alter our political landscape, and if adopted nationally, could release us from the straitjacket of the two-party system.
Take a quick quiz to see if you may be obsessive-compulsive in the kitchen, plus the perfect summer seafood refresher – scallops ceviche.
A repost: A genuine Cajun gumbo recipe that may leave you in tears from exhaustion – followed by tears of exultation when you eat it. Like most masterpieces, it takes a lot of work. Suffer… then enjoy!
A repost, oldie but goodie: An introduction to the wild and weird spirit of northern New Mexico, and my favorite-ever black bean soup recipe.
A delightful and instructive tour of our kitchen for future house-sitters, and also as a note to self. Every kitchen has its foibles, and ours is no exception.
Pommes Dauphine is a classic French dish combining potatoes with a choux pastry – difficult to make but fabulous to eat. And we revisit more memories of my late cousin Joe Hyde, “semi-legendary” chef among his celebrity clients and friends.