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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Home Food

I spent the first day of spring cooking.  Jack and I went to New York City for a few days, and I was really hungry for home food.  I made two pounds of macaroni and cheese, studded with proscuitto we got on our trip, and plenty of vegetables from the freezer.  Now that peas are […]


Francis has begun tapping maples.  Last year he made his taps, or spiles, as the cognoscenti say, from sumac sprouts.  This year we bought some, although he was inclined to make them again.  He didn’t have much time, because he is syruping with science in mind this year, studying how weather affects sweetness of sap […]