A Cunning Plan . . .

I’ve spent the last few days pondering my “vintage cooking week ” scheme, and I think I’ve settled on a plan that is workable.  To wit: Each Sunday in March, I plan (i.e., hope) to pull a historic cookbook from the shelf and use it to make a single meal.  Each will be as accurate as I…

Vintage Cookery Week?

Last week, I got a chance to visit a local antiques mall.  I used to shop there quite a bit – I like to collect ephemera and different types of food packaging – and one day I realized that I had far too much stuff that wasn’t being used or viewed.  So I stopped going. This visit was…

Modified Swiss Cheese Potatoes

I used to believe that the notion of copying or physically taking a recipe from a magazine while at one’s doctor’s office was some sort of bad Hollywood trope.  I mean, I’ve seen people waltz out with a whole magazine before, but it was rare; usually the offender was either a good friend of the…

Drinks and Glasses

The Ellis cordial now belongs to the ages.  The Little Lady consumed the last of it with gusto, then promptly turned to me and ask for more. So, I made a new batch but this time I made a significant change: I used a bag of frozen mixed berries, rather than fresh blackberries.  The only…