Radishes at Work

Radishes at Work

The sign said, “Radishes at Work,” and we couldn’t help but stop and see what it was about. Susan and I were visiting Winterthur (pronounced “Wintertur”), a lush thousand-acre estate at the northern tip of Delaware, a few miles northwest of Wilmington and about 30...
Seriously Heirloom Crops

Seriously Heirloom Crops

The little garden spots Susan and I fit in around our house, growing such vegetables as we can, was the focus of my column last week. This week we ate the first yellow squash and green beans from the front yard; the peppers and tomatoes continue to grow. I’ve noticed...
Cooking Fatigue: American-Style Pandemic Blues

Cooking Fatigue: American-Style Pandemic Blues

Our local paper has a weekly section devoted to cuisine and often reviews the plentiful restaurant scene in our city that’s a magnet for tourism. Last week’s focus was captioned “No more dishes: 13 family-style meals ready for takeout.” The third paragraph in the...