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Bubble and Squeak with Mushroom Gravy

March 3, 2015
148I made Bubble and Squeak the other day, and it was absolutely delicious. Brenda Johnson loved it, too. Here's my version of this classic British pub-dish, along with the answer to your burning question: "What the heck is Bubble and Squeak?"

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Garden Chores for March, 2015

February 27, 2015
IMG_2683What do I do for my garden in March? Well, if the ground is frozen and covered with a foot of snow, I simply mix up a double martini and wait for better weather. Otherwise, I get down and dirty with the following chores: Read more »

Petit Fours with White Chocolate Glaze

February 24, 2015
182Why do I make lots of 19th-century desserts? Because the ghosts who inhabit my house demand them. Today, for instance, Sarah Wild (1793-1872) requested little cakes, or Petit Fours, for Afternoon Tea. How could I refuse? Read more »

Cottage Cheese Pancakes (Low-Carb!)

February 22, 2015
093How can I eat cottage cheese pancakes and still maintain, at the age of 107, an Adonis-like figure? I'm so glad you asked! Let me share a few secrets with you: Read more »

Pretzel Rolls!

February 17, 2015
095There's nothing I don't love about pretzel rolls. I love their bronzed, sexy outsides, and their deliciously-chewy interiors. You can't beat 'em for hamburger buns. And get this -- the rolls are really easy to make! Read more »

Perennials and Hardy Annuals I’ve Successfully Winter-Sowed

February 15, 2015
IMG_9473Happy day-after-Valentine's Day, everyone! The Hudson Valley looks and feels like Narnia right now, with snow, blowing snow, and wind-chill temperatures in the dangerous digits (-10°F to -20°F). Can you blame me for wanting to write about...flowers? Read more »

Purple Mixer Giveaway/The Winner

February 11, 2015
purple mixer giveawaywb2This morning, the little number gadget at Random.org selected comment #625 as the winner of the purple mixer. Congratulations, Amy L.! To collect your prize, just send me a note. Read more »