Cucumber Water: Take that, heat wave

It is very hot and too dry in Maryland, right now. It is the kind of heat that comes with pages of warnings attached to it on weather.com. We are laying low inside, without central air it is an effort to keep cool and hydrated. Somehow, my husband is out there doing farm work anyway, mostly irrigating and trying to keep crops from frying in the field.  At least the tomatoes are happy out there.  And the cucumbers, we are picking three kinds right now – regular slicers, Armenian and Indian Poona. Inside, I have been coming up with all …

Continue reading

on cooking eggs

I think there are nearly as many ways to cook eggs as there are people and many of us have lots of memories tied up with how parents and grandparents cooked eggs for us.    I remember my grandmother cooking scrambled eggs flat and round like a record.  They were her son’s favorite eggs when he was small.  When her son was young, he had trouble pronouncing his R’s so she always called them “weccud eggs”  remembering the way he pronounced “record eggs” years earlier.   My mother in law makes her mother’s version of scrambled eggs, with lots of milk and lots of stirring over low heat while cooking.   They come out fluffy and light.  …

Continue reading