The Simple Sandwiches of the 60's

In the mood for a sandwich while I was shopping at Central Market recently, I wandered over to the "build your own sandwich" bar.  There was a very detailed set of instructions on how to do this seemingly complicated task.  Next to the…
chef julia japanese cucumbers recipe

Mom's Japanese Cucumbers

    Mom's cucumber salad (Japanese sunomono) My Japanese mother was obsessed with her cucumbers.  She compared her memory of thin, almost seedless, sweet cucumbers with edible skin to the wax-covered, tough,…

My Love and Hate Relationship with Food

I hardly ever think about this anymore, but recently I was reminded of my early cooking experiences.  These are not the cooking experiences of my adulthood when I was raising children and entertaining friends, but the times when I was a young…

New Hampshire , Vermont, and Maine: June 2015

For my birthday this year, Steve arranged a trip to New England.  We arrived in Meredith, New Hampshire and checked into our room at the Inn at Mill Falls.  Lovely view from our balcony. We decided on Tavern 27, a…