How to make mayonnaise from scratch - and stories It's been a long time since I first wrote this post, but it still gets people wandering by every day to read it, so I'm putting it on top of the pile again.My first summer in Waxahachie was in 1962. I took the plane trip alone, and that by itself was enough to make the whole summer worthwhile. In those days, the … [Read more...] about Memories – Making Mayonnaise From Scratch
We don't normally run many recipes (though I wish I had a recipe writer). However I'll sometimes write posts about cocktails, holiday recipes etc., and we sometimes excerpt recipes from cookbooks here. Author Nancy Rommelmann also contributes to this section.
Bacon Apple Pie Recipe. Why in the world haven't we ALWAYS eaten this? This is a repost from 2008, as it was just featured on the Food Network, which has generated lots of traffic today.They say one can't taste a dish through a picture. Conversely, they say a picture is worth a thousand words. This picture of a bacon apple pie left me speechless and drooling. As Nancy … [Read more...] about How to Make Bacon Apple Pie – Jenn Louis
Figs are coming into season early this year, and Lizzy's post from 2006 is always popular, so I thought I'd run it again. Recipe by Eric BechardPortland Oregon is practically raining figs. There are big brown, black and green blobs on sidewalks, on top of cars, and backyards are slippery mine fields. It won’t last long though, because we are nearing the end of the … [Read more...] about Local Figs: A Love Letter to a Short Sweet Season
Gin and tonics are pretty easy to make, but there are a few things you can do to make it better. Updated 4.20. Gin & Tonic is what my father would have called “an honest drink.” Nothing fancy; direct and to the point. However, making the perfect gin and tonic requires a few simple steps.In the 50’s my dad would get home at 5:30 every evening, the brakes his Porsche … [Read more...] about Making the Perfect Gin and Tonic
Reposted from 2006 by Lizzy Caston Some things are worth repeating! Here’s a bit of Dude trivia: he’s not only a good cook – his Sunday dinners for friends are well-known, but he’s also an awesome bartender. As a matter of fact, his first foray into the food industry was as a bartender at The Magic Pan Restaurant in Beverly Hills. Things were different in those days: to get … [Read more...] about Vodka Cucumber/Mint Lemonade for a Hot Day