Sweet potatoes, bacon and a little ennui.

I’ve been feeling a little down. I blame it on Thanksgiving vegetable side dishes. Thanksgiving is the Superbowl of cooking. I’ve nailed turkey, and taken satisfaction from thick rich gravy. Traditional sides like perfect mashed potatoes, and my grandmother’s basic bread stuffing deliver comfort. However, each year I seek fresh […]

What kind of weather does a duck like?

“It’s a nice day for a duck.” Murmured through grumpily downturned lips, this phrase evokes images of human suffering on rainy days best reserved for supposedly water-loving ducks. But what kind of weather do ducks actually like? Last weekend, on a perfect spring day, the kind, quite frankly, I imagine a duck, paddling, […]