Tag Archives: 1960s

In My April Kitchen

Let’s start this month’s post, hosted by the inimitable Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial, outside with the welcome sight of crocuses pushing up through a soggy but snow-free lawn! My chives and rhubarb are sprouting (though neither is too photogenic yet). … Continue reading

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Think Pink!

As the snow cover in Boston shrinks to reveal soggy, battered lawns, I’m unabashedly rushing summer with the Beachcomber cocktail I found in the Blender Cook Book from Better Homes and Gardens. It continues the 1960s theme inspired by the new season of “Mad Men” … Continue reading

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From ‘Mad Men’: Party Like It’s 1969

“Mad Men,” scheduled to begin broadcasting its final season April 5, slavishly recreates the 1960s in every detail, from desktop ashtrays to skinny ties and go-go boots. Drinks – poured straight from bottles in the office – often get more air time than … Continue reading

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In My March Kitchen

Never mind these icicles I passed while walking to work and the snowiest February in Boston history. Spring arrives March 20 and I’m beyond ready! In the meantime, I’ve been reading recipes for inspiration – and looking at the monthly IMK … Continue reading

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Finders, Keepers: Rescuing a Discarded Recipe Book

When I found a red, three-ring notebook of someone’s favorite recipes in the magazine swap bin at my local library, I knew I had to bring it home. I would value a stranger’s carefully clipped and pasted recipes that no … Continue reading

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