Squid for a Favorite Calamari Dish

Three young fellows caught about forty squid last evening. My friend, Tres, and his friends Zan and Jacob took bright lights, a couple of squid jigs, and hauled a bunch of nature’s oddest looking creatures out of the waters around Moseley’s Dock. Then they came home and cleaned them. It is very squidy around here: […]

The Simplest Summer Berry Dessert Ever

Except, maybe, for berries in a bowl, sprinkled with sugar, with cream added to taste. I’ve always called this a fool, a dish that has been around for centuries with lots of variations, some involving a custard-like mixture added to cooked fruit. I’ve heard it called mousse, also, but it doesn’t need eggs. Essentially, one […]

Must-Go Soup or Salad

A few weeks ago, I was in Rockville, just outside Rockland, having a grand time giving a talk about “Grandmother’s Recipes” at the beautifully restored Rockville Chapel. Some who attended brought samples of their grandmother’s handwritten recipe notebooks and others spoke about their memories of grandmother’s and mother’s cookery. I always find these kinds of […]