October in the North Country. What comes to mind? Crisp autumn walks, majestically colorful trees that turn even long-time natives into photo-snapping tourists (and there is nothing wrong with that), pumpkin fields, favorite sweaters and the irresistible urge to sample Halloween candy as soon as it appears on store shelves. Did you know that the… Continue reading A Short and Sweet History of Candy
The Romans. It always goes back to the Romans, doesn’t it? In movies, they are depicted as gluttons. In truth, we are told by historians, they were very much concerned with proper diet and digestion and adhered to a strong belief in the one-meal-a-day philosophy. Might as well make it worthwhile. Ask anyone around you… Continue reading Breakfast, from Rome to America
Fricassee: Meat cut into pieces and stewed in gravy. Fricassee of Words: Musings on food-inspired expressions, words and word play, with occasional bits and pieces of kitchen jargon too. Don't stir the pot, go fry an egg, two eggs in a basket are better than one hen in the bush... you get the picture by… Continue reading Fricassee of Words – As Thick as Peanut Butter, or is it Pea Soup?