November 22, 2011 RSS feed / Family & Friends

Seeds create delicious rub for roast turkey

The peppery-licorice flavor of fennel is perfect for complementing the many rich and savory flavors of the Thanksgiving table. More...

Dustin’s Change of Command brings major changes

Shore Duty A wife’s perspective on life in the military

As a military dependent for more than 35 years, I have been to many Changes of Command, most of them for my dad. Earlier this month, I attended one for my husband, Dustin. More...

Do-ahead dinner roll with a sweet touch of apple

Chunks of dried apple lend a tender, pleasantly chewy bite to these Italian-style dinner rolls. Resist the urge to use fresh apples, which will be too wet. Because of their concentrated sugars, dried apples also have a more assertive flavor. More...

Fennel: A savory choice that is surprisingly sweet

Licorice as a Thanksgiving flavor? Kind of, and it’s surprisingly good. It’s easier — and more delicious — than you might think. More...

Forcing bulbs – now is the time to prepare for early spring blooms

Notes from the Garden

Winter came early to Cornish Flat this year with a heavy snow in late October. I love the snow and cold, but don’t need six months of it — which could happen this year if we have snow from October till April. More...