Chermoulah

I got this recipe from an old copy of Fine Preserving which is annotated by MFK Fisher in the version I have. I tried this particular recipe because she declared it one of the best in the book. Although I’ve only tried a dozen or so of the recipes, I have to agree. It’s green […]

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Halloween has progressed far beyond what it was when I was a kid. Back then, the costumes were mostly homemade. The pumpkins were mostly homegrown. And the carvings were definitely homegrown. No fancy templates. No fancy tools. We got a kitchen knife and scraped out the insides with a big kitchen spoon. Now, you seem […]

Easy Appetizer with Hearts of Palm

I love hearts of palm but about the only thing I’ve ever done with them is slice them and put them on green salads. I first ate them when I was about 15 and my parents and I went to El Salvador. We took a freighter from Vancouver (WA) down to Acajutla. The ship’s food […]

Deviled Eggs

This is a great party food that has gone in and out of favor. Variations: Use Dijon mustard and/or add chopped olives.