Garlic Scape Jam

If you want to know what’s in, hit up one of three sources: hipsters, grannies, or farm folk. Garlic scapes are hip.  And I can see why:  crisp, twirly and oh-so-rarely available.  These flower stems and unopened buds of the garlic blossom pop up in late spring/early summer, and are trimmed off in order to…

Good News & Burger Reviews

So it’s been a while, but I come bearing goodies.  Some of them are even edible goodies. First, for the non-edible, but particularly exciting.  First…have you seen this year’s Commonwealth Short Story Prize shortlist?   Check it out…see anyone familiar? (Pause for celebrations and jumping up and down.) Now, regarding foody matters.  While I’ve been…

Recipe Review: Veganomicon’s Lemony Roasted Potatoes

I don’t often cook from cookbooks.  Which is a shame, since I have a beautiful and growing library cookbooks that are vegan, vegetarian, and not remotely vegan but willing (or forced) to be adapted to my tastes.  Cookies, cakes, pastries, pies?  I need a recipe’s guidance.  When it comes to savoury, I do a quick…

And then came Coconut Tart

After a long evening of wrestling raw coconut out of its shell, I woke the next morning refreshed, and oh so ready for coconut tart. Coconut tart is a sticky-sweet, rich enough for dessert but bready enough to make it sort of justifiable for breakfast.  Sort of.  And you know the fun of dinner at…