If you need a cool drink on a hot day, you have to try switchel. I just rediscovered this age-old drink in the Almanac archives and had to share my find.read more
September 30, 2014
I have a neighbor with an enviable garden. It’s the kind of garden that I hope to grow one day—full of fresh fruit and veggies for every season—but until then, I’ll have to just relish her leftovers.
A few days ago, a bag of zucchini was waiting for me on my front porch, and I knew immediately where some of the bounty would go: toward making Fresh Tomato and Zucchini au Gratin from the Comfort Food cookbook.read more
September 10, 2014
August 20, 2014
I love a lot of things about summer, but one in particular is the sweet crunch of fresh corn on the cob. Here's a wonderful corn chowder recipe—to make with fresh corn or canned corn if fresh corn is not available.read more