Grilled Cheddar, apple and bacon sandwich

A facebook friend who lives in India posted this on my wall the other day: “r u or have u been in India?” No kidding, it felt a bit like being taken down to FBI headquarters. “Yes,” I felt like replying, “but, I was never a member of the communist party.” It was the profile […]


A celebratory sandwich

For the Boy-O-Matic Eating Machine’s 17th birthday dinner the other night I offered to cook whatever he wanted. “Prime rib?” I asked. “Ham melts,” he replied. “With mashed potatoes?” “With cheese.” “And Yorkshire pudding?” “And onions.” Ham melts it was. Favourite meals, It seems, don’t have to be elaborate. If, like my son, you love […]

Freezer burn

(Based loosely on a partly true story) “What are you doing?” I asked even though it was perfectly clear what she was doing. She was cleaning out the freezer because we were expecting half a pig from our CSA farm any day. I was supposed to have done that by now. L’s head was deep […]