Archive for August 2012

Cook's County To Go: Spanakopitacular

Cook's County To Go:  Spanakopitacular
When we popped it onto the oven it looked a little like a queen termite. Clearly a culinary triumph, the only problem being the 12 minutes called for by the recipe was quite insufficient to cook this giant, rolled spanakopita.  12 minutes and it would be barely browned, much less cooked through. So that part... Read more »

Cook's County To Go: Road Food, Road Friends

Cook's County To Go: Road Food, Road Friends
After our first day of escaping death on our bikes Elisabeth and I settled into a good routine.  We pedaled lackadaisically, gawked at the scenery, met some fascinating folks, and ate  well.   Here is the second half of our Highway 1 biking story. ___________________________ I forgot the fuel. I mean I didn’t forget it,... Read more »

Cook's County To Go: My Olympic Biking Trial

Cook's County To Go: My Olympic Biking Trial
Cook’s County is on the road.  In that spirit I will be posting traveling stories. Some time back, when I had fewer commitments and obligations and a much greater sense of whimsy, when there wasn’t such a thing as a smartphone, I pedaled down the coast of California with a dear friend.  I am not... Read more »
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Sour Cherry Sweet

Sour Cherry Sweet
Susan and Paul both love sour cherry season. They love the red, jewel-like, sour-snappy little cherries with big flavor. Sadly, the season is short, too short.  But they have figured out a way to make it count, and make it last. Two ways, to be precise. Susan makes preserves.  Paul makes pie. I don’t know... Read more »