Tag Archives: New England

‘Best Soft Ginger-bread Ever Made’

Mrs. J. F. Banchor, the woman who contributed her recipe to Home Cookery: Collection of Tried and True Recipes from Many Households (1899), certainly lacked modesty but she didn’t lack baking skills. Advertisements

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Icicles and Parsnip Chowder

One way to cope with the recent snowy spell in New England would be to make a batch of tropical cocktails. But for once, I decided to go along with it. I headed out on cross-country skis before work and … Continue reading

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Snow Blower Cocktail for Patriots Fans

Since I live in the capital of Patriots Nation, I could hardly pass up a chance to serve my Super Bowl crowd a locally themed cocktail to supplement our beer. I found my recipe in the St. Jean’s Book of … Continue reading

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Soup for a Snowy April Day

Springtime snow? Why, yes, if you live in New England. A storm arrived this weekend to smother the daffodils and forsythia blossoms. Forget about asparagus and pea tendrils. This is still soup weather.

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Grape-Nuts Bread: Add Milk and Bake

Call Grape-Nuts cereal the original health food. Created by C.W. Post in 1897, this super-crunchy blend of whole wheat and barley flours has fueled World War II soldiers on tropical missions and climbers on Mount Everest.

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In My November Kitchen

This Japanese maple in my yard shows the season in New England right now – the opposite of some readers, but that’s what makes this monthly forum, started by Celia of fig jam and lime cordial, so much fun.

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Rushing the Rhubarb Season

The daffodils have just emerged and so have the rhubarb leaves in my back yard. Since the stalks are still too small to harvest, I cheated and bought a few from the supermarket. Then I tried to find a family … Continue reading

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