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Let’s talk turkey

December 2, 2016 When is a fresh turkey also a frozen turkey? That was the question to be answered this Thanksgiving, as the birds that were advertised -- and that I pre-ordered -- as fresh, appeared to me the day... more »»

Ah . . . the many over-eating possibilities

November 3, 2016 Food, endless food. Buffet after buffet, menu after menu. Roast beef so pink and tender, it was sliced thin and rolled into rosettes. more »»

Redskin games of yesteryear....those were the days

October 7, 2016 Back in the old days, by which I mean the 1970s, getting ready for a Redskins football Sunday meant packing a picnic to eat in the stand. more »»

It depends on the bug

September 2, 2016 I’ve been reading about the foodways of cultures unlike ours, who receive their protein from sources we wouldn’t consider. more »»

We do like our drinks

August 5, 2016 The laziest feeling I know is the one that envelops me after a day at the edge of the ocea. more »»

Food show visitor—this year I went with a plan

July 8, 2016 This year, I went to the Fancy Food Show with a plan. Held at its summer venue, the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan, the show is enormous. No, actually, it’s even bigger than tha. more »»

I know I’ve still got it

June 3, 2016 Just in case I wondered whether I’ve Still Got It, now I know. I d. more »»

Square in the middle is where you’ll find Kansas

May 9, 2016 I don’t think Kansas gets the respect it deserves. I believe that the vast middle of our country has been long overlooked. more »»

The saddest day of winter

February 12, 2016 The saddest day of winter is nearly upon us. It’s not the shortest day. That one already occurred. It’s not necessarily the coldest, either. more »»

The season of leftovers

January 8, 2016 “It’s like colcannon,” I tell my husband, as I pile leftover mashed potatoes atop my leftover spinach salad. He grimaces, but it’s deliciou. more »»

Lessons in tweaking and remembering

December 4, 2015 Okay, I’m reporting back. For those of you who may have tried the unlikely cornbread recipe from last month’s column, and for those of you who haven’t, I can report an improvement to the formula. more »»

Baking: A science not for the unrestrained

November 6, 2015 The reason I am not a baker is because I cannot be restrained. For me, a recipe is simply a list of suggestions. more »»

Finding the dependables in your wardrobe

September 4, 2015 The initial sound was more of a shriek than anything else. It wasn’t human or even animal. But it was high-pitched and tortured, surely a sound of protest. more »»

Geezer rock and new recipes

August 7, 2015 I married music. The respectable man I wed in 1983 was a long-haired punk rocker when we met three years earlier. more »»

Impressed with the offerings

July 3, 2015 It was lucky that my husband and I chose an umbrella table for our oceanside patio dining, because the sky opened up and poured not ten minutes after we sat down. And then the cloud passe. more »»

How to be thrifty

June 5, 2015 When my husband and I got married, everything we owned fit in a Ford Pinto. We had no furniture, no bed. For a month, we slept on the floor. Our spines were never so healthy. more »»

Miss Robin's dilemma

May 15, 2015 There’s a thud coming from the dining room. Every few seconds, I hear a dull bonk. more »»

The tastes of Passover

April 3, 2015 Gefilte fish is something that, if you did not grow up eating it, there is little reason to star. more »»

Avoiding the sun but not the glory of the beach

March 9, 2015 The weather closed in on my last afternoon in Florida, and what had been a sunny, bright morning became a chill, foggy afternoon. That was perfect for me. more »»

Healthy and recovering

February 6, 2015 The nurse brought me a full tray of breakfast: French toast, a boiled egg, diced fresh fruit. But all I wanted was ice cream, plain vanilla ice cream. more »»



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