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Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
There is nothing authentic about what I have been calling Irish Soda Bread. According to tradition, what I make is more properly called a Spotted Dog, so named because it is dotted with currants.
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
In Norway, the land where my father lived until age 17, there is a magical medicine that comes from fish.
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
While the beans baked, the house was filled with the heavenly aroma of warm molasses.
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
For many of us, a new year means a new drive to decency.
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015
Meringue, hard-boiled eggs come out best when eggs at lease a week old.
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
Early in the week of Thanksgiving, my mom starts baking.
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
Every once in a while, a tin becomes an inspiration.
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
In winter, beef stew is on our menu. We also like stew made with venison, bear or moose that our hunter friends give us.
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
When I travel, I pretend I’m Anthony Bourdain.
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
I learned about celiac disease when I first became a part of my husband’s family: His mother had been diagnosed more than a decade earlier.