08/30/18 4:30pm
SUSAN BINDER PHOTO Utilize fresh, locally grown tomatoes in this tart.

SUSAN BINDER PHOTO
Utilize fresh, locally grown tomatoes in this tart.

I’m not the biggest tomato fan: I can’t imagine popping a cherry tomato in my mouth as a snack; I don’t like tomato added to a sandwich (other than a BLT); and I’m a shy salsa eater. You get the picture. (more…)

08/16/18 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Sweet corn is here, and you know what to do

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Sweet corn ice cream.

Sweet corn is here, and you know what to do.

The best sweet corn of the season is coming in now.  This is stuff you can eat raw, a practice I observed at Sep’s farm stand when one employee was so overcome by the creamy beauty of the ears she was selling, that she shucked an ear and ate it one-handed, while making change with the other hand.

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06/22/18 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Homemade hummus is worth the effort. This one has thyme leaves and a drizzle of olive oil to top it off.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Homemade hummus is worth the effort. This one has thyme leaves and a drizzle of olive oil to top it off.

The one-m humus is a fertilizer, the two-m hummus is an appetizer. Both are a blend of organic ingredients and part of a healthy life style. Both can be bought at a store but are much better made at home. There, the similarities end.

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05/04/18 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Charity’s Meatloaf hot from the oven.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Charity’s Meatloaf hot from the oven.

“I have never run into an unlovable meatloaf, but I have loved some better than others.” 

– Laurie Colwin “More Home Cooking

Meatloaf, the comfort food of 1950s America has long been a palette for cooks. Mix whatever ground meats you like, add bread and seasonings, shape it into a loaf, cover with a sauce and cook it. When it meets with approval, name it after yourself. (more…)