Posts From the monthly archives: "April 2012"

One of the best ready-to-eat foods available at the grocery store is the whole roasted chicken. Bring one home and you have – depending on how many you’ll be serving – a meal plus leftovers…(Read More)

Asparagus is one of the vegetable world’s harbingers of spring. It may be tempura-ed, stir-fried, made into a cream soup, wrapped in thin slices of ham, put into an omelet or frittata or tossed with pasta. For me, asparagus is most appealing at its simplest: boiled, steamed or roasted, then dipped in…(Read More)

Easter is a holiday I associate more with two of my favorite baked goods than with jelly beans or chocolate rabbits. Hot Cross Buns, fragrant with spices and full of dried fruit, are traditionally made on Good Friday. Hoska is a braided, fruit-and-nut-laced bread from my husband’s maternal grandmother’s family…(Read More)

Roast a whole chicken

By | | Eating In

One of the best ready-to-eat foods available at the grocery store is the whole roasted chicken. Bring one home and you have – depending on how many you’ll be serving – a meal plus leftovers…

Easter traditions

By | | Eating In

Easter is a holiday I associate more with two of my favorite baked goods than with jelly beans or chocolate rabbits. Hot Cross Buns, fragrant with spices and full of dried fruit, are traditionally made on…