What can you do, though? Today’s treat, Revel Bars, earns its name, as one bite brings childhood flooding back. Adult cares and worries melt away in sweet, chewy smoothness. Age is irrelevant as happy memories become present reality. An exaggeration, surely? Not for anyone who’s tried one of these. When Cook’s Country featured Revel Bars… Continue reading Yeah, Real Mature
Often, perhaps even usually, memories rise when bidden, a pleasant if reliable process. Occasionally, though, the journey is a little more convoluted, and experiences remain submerged until something else summons them. Such happened recently, when reading Rex Stout’s The Doorbell Rang, in which the narrator’s phone being tapped causes him to rely on a neighbor,… Continue reading Why Do We Remember Such Things?
Lime juice enlivens many dishes, adding an effervescent sparkle. Cambodians have learned how to intensify the citrus’s flavor, amplifying it far beyond the supporting role it usually plays. Much as Cambodia itself exerts a subtle, yet identifiable, cultural influence that exceeds its relatively modest size. Today’s entry, Eggplant with Pork and Shrimp, does precisely that,… Continue reading Lime, Juiced
Why, make soup, of course! That is, admittedly, a fairly common answer around here, though the sheer variety of broths may leave you guessing at what’s next. Refrigerators across the continent are filled with the remains of Thursday’s feast, and what better way to use some of that than to include it in a steaming… Continue reading What to Do with All that Turkey
In addition to infusing today’s entry with a vibrant and tangy hum, blood oranges supply a healthy dose of antioxidants, those spirited cancer fighters that make similarly-hued pomegranates a superfood. Of course, that’s not why they’re included; blood oranges’ taste carries the day. With an almost musky sweetness that brings raspberries to mind, the oranges… Continue reading No Prescription Needed
Any journal is a profoundly self-centered endeavor, perhaps unavoidably so. The entries, after all, are about what tempts the author, what sounds good (Sounds good? What are we, whales?). Many of you have offered excellent ideas, and today’s try is the first attempt at one of those great suggestions. A long-time reader requested Butter Pecan… Continue reading Good Choice. What Next?
What better way to initiate a Sunday morning, or any morning for that matter, than with a buttery, flaky breakfast roll slathered in vibrant fruit jelly? The combination delivers a warm hug of flavors and textures, with the jelly’s fruity sweetness served up on a pillow of fluffy, yeasty richness. Achieving such perfection requires considerable… Continue reading Better Start Saturday