I’m not sure where to start when telling you about a Frog Level Thanksgiving, but I think I’ll start by telling you that Thanksgiving at Frog Level smells not only of turkey but also of freshly brewed coffee and citrus. You can walk into a home and know a lot about the place you are […]
In my last post I promised you a new recipe. This is one I developed while trying to come up with a recipe to use the delicious Happy Valley Rewarewa Honey provided me by the company. It was delicious honey, and works well in this recipes. However, it’s a waste of good honey to use […]
Leftovers are brilliant, but what’s even better is repurposing them into something completely different. If you live in New England, there is a decent chance that your Thanksgiving leftovers include at least a small bowl of Butternut squash. It may even be already mashed. If so, there is also a good chance you everything you need […]
I saw the cutest little squash the other day at the store and I knew I had to make them. They were Honeynut squash, a new breed developed at Cornell University, are about the size of a baking potato and several times sweeter than standard Butternut squash. When I saw them I immediately thought of […]
You know that saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”? Well, things are a bit hard right now. Not hard in the tragic, lifetime story sort of way. More like in the I-have-twins-that-won’t-stop-biting-each-other-and-I’m-out-of-bedrooms-so-they-have-to-share-a-room-and-they-just-learned-how-to-climb-in-and-out-of-their-cribs-so-it-is-now-a-free-for-all-cry-fest-every-single-night sort of way. So, what am I doing about it? Am I reading parenting books, or talking to other moms on […]
I’m going to take a break from Piemonte and Italy for a post to share my Father’s Day recipe with you. Yes, it has an Italian name, gelato, but I call it that not because it is at all an Italian recipe, but because by definition it is too lean to be ice cream and […]
Perhaps I should tell you about “gasoline cookies.” That short story might save you the trouble of foraging for black walnuts sometime. My father, who forages his plot for anything edible, most of which turns into wine, hoarded bag after bag of black walnuts a few years ago on a year that produced more nuts […]
In summer when the corn is sweet and juicy, you need to add very little to make it perfect. This salad takes two classics, corn salad and succotash and melds them into one lovely summer dish. Pillowy butter beans and sweet corn are tossed with a simple buttermilk dressing. It’s summer and it’s southern. Happiness.