Fresh is best

I have a confession: I just threw out a container of bay leaves from our first apartment. Why I never tossed them during the FOUR times we moved in the last decade, I cannot tell you. Truth is, spices in an airtight container last a long time. Still, though, after two years, they lose potency. … Continue reading Fresh is best

Herb stuffed chicken

Three three-day yom tovs equals 18 meals. For those friends of mine who aren't accustomed to observant Jewish life, that's like cooking (and eating) 18 Thanksgiving meals. In three weeks. As we scurry to make menu, after menu, after menu--we're all inevitably thinking, "How many times can we eat chicken?" Alas, here's a chicken dish … Continue reading Herb stuffed chicken

Mint’s bounty

Last year we planted two varieties of mint--chocolate mint and spearmint. And now we've got mint spreading so rapidly I'm afraid it might march right up and plant itself in my family room. You're wondering what one would do with so much mint? I've got a few ideas. If you'd like to try them, PLEASE, … Continue reading Mint’s bounty