When I got married (more than twenty years ago!), my mom started signing her cards and letters to me with her name. As in “Jean.” Up until then she always signed “Mother,” but I always called her Mom, even after … Continue reading
To marinate or not to marinate? That is the question we posed to expert chef Bruce Aidells, author ofThe Complete Meat Cookbook and founder of Aidells Sausage Company. His answers to this and other questions were generous, open and friendly, like … Continue reading
Is chocolate a health food? Sadly, no. But, chocolate does have some healthful properties that, when taken in moderation, can be part of a wholesome balanced diet. You’ve probably heard this before. For several years now, there’s been buzz around … Continue reading
Everything old is new again, so the saying goes. Canning and preserving is no exception, and it’s definitely back. For starters, canning is “on trend” with several current food philosophies – like eating locally grown foods more often, practicing more … Continue reading
Dirt On Our Hands – Community Supported Agriculture Encourages Healthy Eating and Supports Local Farms
Community Supported Agriculture may not be brand new, but it is an idea whose time has come. Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA’s, have become increasingly popular as a way for consumers to buy local, seasonal … Continue reading
Give the public areas of your home a thorough cleaning the week before a party, then do “touch up” cleaning the day before, or day of, your event.
Don’t forget the chairs! Make arrangements to borrow from friends or rent any extra chairs you might need for party day.