Each week Farm and Dairy challenges readers to identify a small tool or gadget (or at least ‘hazard a guess’ as to its use).
Hearth To Heart
National Best Friend’s Day happens on two distinct dates in the year: June 8 and Aug. 15. So which one is it?
One hanger by itself goes were you direct it, stays put and serves you well, but group a pile of hangers together and they become unruly, tangle in a mess, and sometimes even bite when you try to break them apart.
Sometimes the most vague scent, sound or taste remembered from the past will transport you back to a time gone by. If you look on that time fondly, you might wish you could stay awhile. This happened to me when I visited the William Wegman exhibit at the Akron Art Museum.
If there’s one food that really captures the essence of summer, it’s salad. All kinds of beautiful, ripe produce are overflowing from gardens and orchards. When fruits and vegetables are at the peak of their season, there’s no need to do anything fancy. Just tumble them into a salad bowl and enjoy in their raw, [...]
More ice cream is consumed in the U.S. per person than in any other country in the world. The love of ice cream among Americans is reflected in other ways, too, not least by the fact that the U.S. has its own National Ice Cream Month. Since 1984, when President Reagan proclaimed that National Ice [...]
A summer buffet would not be considered a true hoedown without dancing. Just what is a “hoedown”? Webster dictionary says, “hoedown (ho’doun’) noun 1. a lively, rollicking dance, often a square dance 2. music for this 3. a party at which hoedowns are danced Etymology: prob. of black orig.” * I don’t suppose there will [...]
Over the centuries and throughout the world and every culture, food, and the sharing thereof, tends to warm the heart and knit the soul. It is a platform for business transactions, family negotiation and just friendly fellowship. Much soul food cooking comes from the Bahamas. Picture looking out over the sea deciding what fish you [...]
I usually try to fit more into my days than can healthily be squeezed, thus my sleep section of each 24 hours gets short-changed. I must remind myself to slow down, put this problem in check and say “NO” more often. An appointment one morning for my brother Tom to get the cast taken off [...]
California strawberries taste great when you haven’t had a fresh strawberry for a whole year. This spring, I purchased one token carton of shipped-in strawberries — just enough to whet my family’s appetite for the real thing. Dad had been hungry for shortcake at the first sign of the shipped berries in the stores, which [...]