What is more comforting than the aroma of a warm cranberry bread just coming out of the oven when it is blistery outside and a thin layer of icy snow outlines the branches of the pine trees at the edge of the garden?
First frost, first snow, first ice. My last flowers: black-eyed Susan, mums, roses, and my insanely fragrant sweet alyssum, which had valiantly resisted up to now, finally gave up
There are so many dishes you can do with corn that I could not write just about one in this rubrique, so I chose two: a sweet dessert called “Corn Custard With Raspberry Sauce” and a hors-d’oeuvre I created: “Black Bean and Corn Salsa”.
Every year, my friend Diane sends me from California several boxes of lemons from the two over-loaded trees in her garden. I am eternally grateful to her – and her husband who goes to the post-office with the heavy boxes – for thinking about me in such a caring fashion.