Index Cards From The Past

I recorded many of the Payard recipes and food combinations on index cards for a quick reference. Those cards have been with me for over twenty years now.

Quarantine Hobbies

Spring is here and work is not, so there is plenty of down time lately. Which means plenty of time to read about cooking, baking and gardening. This year there will actually be time to put some of that reading into action.

How to Cook on Different Metals

Lately people have been doing a lot of cooking at home and that has led to some questions on how to cook on different kinds of metals. If your kitchen is like mine then you have pots and pans made in a variety of shapes and sizes.


There are a lot of different techniques and gadgets to help you with your garlic but today we will be using the most basic. A cutting board, your knife, a pinch of salt, and most importantly, your hands.


Every week we will demonstrating a new kitchen technique you can use at home.

The Wonderful, Incredible Bagel

My love for bagels has few boundaries. Split, toasted, crispy and delicious, The smell of a dark golden brown bagel fresh from the oven fills the kitchen and mouths start to water.

Love Your Local Farmer

Local farms and Community Supported Agriculture programs (or CSAs) are a great resource for procuring fresh seasonal produce.

In My Family’s Kitchen

The way my mother lived her life gave me perspective. She worked hard and loved her family and friends more than anything

Red Flannel Hash

The smell of roasting beets, potatoes and onions punctuate the cold morning in our drafty country home. A warm oven heats the house with the promising aromas of a special brunch.