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Jam and sorbet will make quick work of a bumper crop of plums

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

We are hosting our niece’s wedding in just over a week, so things are a little frantic at our house. Wouldn’t you know that this is the year that our biennial pear trees have decided to bear a bumper crop that requires attention right this very second, thank you. Wonder of wonders, our plum tree, a do-nothing layabout that has …

Parsnips are a pleasant surprise in the spring garden

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Editor’s note: This article was updated Friday to include the number of eggs in the Parsnip Cake recipe. The garden season is getting under way a little late this year; it was only a week ago that the last of the snow melted out of my patch of earth. All that white stuff, …

Try a taste of this Scandinavian Lenten treat

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

My father’s side of the family emigrated to the United States from the Swedish-speaking part of Finland. And though I have never been to the land of my ancestors, I was raised to love cardamom, which is to Swedes and Finns what cinnamon is to Americans. The weeks leading up to Easter are, …