Kitchen Treasures – old recipes and memories

See, I told ya I’d be spending time at this guy’s site! One thing he’s got going on, that is near and dear to this little antique-cookbook-collecting soul, is a project to locate and rescue old recipes. While many of the oldies are simply no longer feasible, many are true oldies but goodies. I have…

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Of sex and strawberries…

It just sounds far more poetic than “food and sexuality” – sheesh. I was surprised today when an online friend quoted me their favorite poem, “Strawberries” by Edwin Morgan. Aside from being swept away by the gently erotic imagery of the words, which alone were enough to take my breath away, I suffered a momentary…

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A lump of coal…and a warm hearth

Ever had someone threaten to give you that in your stocking? Or perhaps you’ve threatened to give it instead. That’s what my grandparents used to tell us Santa would bring for naughty little boys and girls – nothing but a great, ugly lump of coal. It had special meaning to us. To most kids, the…

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