Big Yellow Taxi Took Away All My Hunger

I once had a colleague who, on a late-summer day, announced he was having a tomato for lunch. Not a tomato salad, or tomato soup, or a tomato on a sandwich, but simply a tomato, sliced on a plate and eaten with the loving care that a perfect summer beauty deserved. He wasn’t a particular…

Things in Jars

Maybe it’s the crisping of the morning air telling me the end of the harvest is creeping up on us, but I couldn’t resist an urge to stuff things into glass jars this weekend. I made up a batch of yogurt with my market milk and, in response to family demand, did up a final…

Three Cubed: Gracious, Miss Lady!

Three Cubed Project The Book: Dinner at Miss Lady’s: Memories and Recipes From a Southern Childhood (1999, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) The chapter pulled from this cookbook/memoir, titled, “Divinity,” relates author Luann Landon’s tale of being fed the super-sweet, meringue-like candy, with a side of Coca-Cola, on a visit to new neighbor. Yes, Southerners have…