Small bites


6 years old   Recently updated !

When I was young, around the age of 6, I discovered zucchini pancakes. My Mom, trying to feed a family on the budget of a newly opened small business, was not about to let summer’s over-abundance of these long green squash go to waist. She started by slicing and steaming […]


Plato tradicional.

Peach and sausage quesadillas from Jonathan Bardzik on Vimeo. I love quesadillas, that authentic Mexican treat that I first enjoyed overlooking Boothbay Harbor in Maine. It was the day before my 21st birthday and Sandy Larsen née Bugbee took me out to dinner. I believe that evening’s special involved crab […]


Guilty pleasure. 1

Every year, about a week before Christmas, my family gathers in Aunt Terry’s kitchen to make several hundred pierogi in preparation for Wigilia (pronounced vee-geel-ya), the Polish celebration on Christmas Eve. My Dad rolls out the elastic dough, rounds are cut out with a drinking glass and then filled with potato and cheese, sauerkraut or […]