About a month ago, I had a pleasant surprise. I found rhubarb in my backyard. For those of you wondering why I wouldn’t have noticed this sooner, I have a reason. We bought our new house over the winter when the snow and ice blanketed the yard and garden. Who knew I had this glorious plant in our midst? So imagine how happy I was when the snow (finally) went away and there it was.
Nothing tastes better with hot dogs, hamburgers and fireworks on a hot summer day than a cold and delicious salad.
Something happens when the food you are about to eat is as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the stomach. It just seems to taste a little bit better.
There are afternoons we dream about on cold January days: A light breeze blows off the lake, the warm sun beating down on the dock, and a group of friends coming to the lake for dinner.
It’s been almost a month since Cleanup Week left antique lovers and bargain hunters rummaging through piles of would-be garbage on the city’s curbs. Perhaps you’re one of them, excited at first by what you found, now looking at it and wondering, “What am I going to do with this thing?”
Don’t be surprised if Paul “Awesome Aussie” Mackay greets you at his booth at Happy Harry’s Ribfest with a huge elk-handled knife.
You’d think as adults we’d know better. But why is it when it comes to communicating with younger generations we sometimes just plain blow it? When they’re little, it’s easy. Ask them their favorite color or how old they are and you can get a nice conversation going, sometimes peppered with wildly off-topic comments: “My friend Aidan’s grandpa wears an eyepatch, but he’s not a pirate.”
I never got scones. I mean, I bought scones and ate scones, but I never really got them. I didn’t understand the appeal of a pastry that was so dense and dry it might better work as a door stop than a breakfast dish.
With Memorial Day just around the corner, many Americans will fire up the grill for hot dogs, burgers, steaks and whatever else looks and tastes good with char marks.
We all know those moms and dads who go completely overboard with graduation open house party planning. When little Susie or Johnny graduates, they spare no expense to make sure her/his food is the best.
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