Winter Squash/Pumpkin


How would you like your change?

For some families politics is a Thanksgiving dinner conversation third rail. For others it’s religion or money. In mine, it’s change. Some families thrive on it, craving a constant new. Mine, however feel change is best conducted at geologic rate. We are particularly fond of tradition – and with good reason. My Mom […]


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 […]


The pumpkin whisperer. 1

Good food starts with good ingredients. Like “haste makes waste” and the Lord’s prayer, this simple truism about food is fixed in our minds, but its meaning is rarely considered. So is the fact that the best recipes begin with thoughtful consideration of the ingredients we use. Galeux d’Eysines is […]