Category Archives: Entertaining

Homemade food gifts for Christmas

There are many affordable sweet pleasures to make at home, with a little time, a few pieces of equipment (or containers) and appealing packaging materials. As rewarding as making your own gifts is deeply gratifying, so can scaling back expectations (and … Continue reading

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Holiday dinner for old friends/new neighbors

Old friends have moved to Greenwich and we are delighted. They now live at the far end of the village, a perfect walking distance with just enough of a hill to make a visit to them an aerobic exercise. Their … Continue reading

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Positano dreaming – a Campania menu

A year ago this week we were in Positano, Italy with a group of friends with whom we love to travel, celebrating the 50th birthday of our friend Jane. We ten (David, Paul and Jane, Kate and Jay, Kevin and … Continue reading

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A rhubarb rubric

I’ve neglected rhubarb season for weeks while I was digging ramps, and getting the garden beds ready for planting. I built two new raised beds (for beans, snap peas and asparagus) and I moved the kitchen garden bed after the … Continue reading

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Crispy ramp and cracked pepper flatbread

Call it flatbread, roti (or chapati), Podpłomyk, piadini, manna or crisp bread. It’s really more like a cracker. Make it with rye flour and you get Finn bread or Wassa.  Cover it with sautéed onions and bacon before baking and … Continue reading

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Bourbon, cubed

It’s April 11th, with disorientingly high outdoor temperatures anticipating summer, we’re making ice. David had dreamed up the perfect shape for ice in his glass of bourbon – round. So I went on-line looking for large spherical ice molds. I … Continue reading

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