Food Fairy: Cooking while on quarantine
Well, here we are then, uncomfortably poised on the edge of history and waiting for the other shoe to drop. What should we do now? Probably cook — I subscribe to the sentiment offered by Madeleine L’Engle: “That’s something I’ve noticed about food: whenever there’s…
Food Fairy: Living off the pantry
As frequent readers may recall, I spent a good part of my childhood on top of a mountain, where my dad ran the local television transmitter (I was in high school before cable TV came to Humboldt County.) It was a 30-minute drive to the…
Food Fairy: Finding the least-bad option in a pinch
Q: At the store my options for quinoa were uncooked organic but packaged in non-recyclable plastic or preprocessed in a box, with the ingredient palm oil. Which is the better choice for the environment? Please don’t suggest I go to my nearest coop, it’s 2 hours…
Food Fairy: Easy as … pie?
Very few things seem certain these days, but here’s a definite: Eight days from now, people all over the country will have pie. It might be pecan or apple or pumpkin or buttermilk, but there will certainly be pie on most plates in America. If…
Food Fairy: Fresh herbs close at hand
For my birthday, a kind friend gave me a tiny vase filled with a wee bunch of homegrown flowers, which I put on the cookbook counter in my kitchen because the usual flower spot was already overflowing with birthday flowers. We both quite liked flowers…
Food Fairy: Layers of fall flavor
The first rain was this week, so I’m declaring it open season for Fall foods even if it does shoot back up to 90 soon after. It’s the perfect time for lasagna, not only because it’s finally possible to run the oven for an hour…
Food Fairy: Economizing the home
Once upon a time, all girls took home economics classes (boys could take wood shop or auto mechanics.) Then, about the same time that girls were allowed to wear pants to school, (so sadly, not joking) some boys took home-ec and some girls took shop…
Food Fairy: Save $1,000 a year, one hour a week, and maybe the planet
When I worked in a grocery store and then a restaurant, I was surrounded by food, much of it not only free but part of my job to eat — that chili needs to be tasted repeatedly for seasoning and someone has to decide what…
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