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Nancy Harmon Jenkins

  • What Goes Around Comes Around

    MY mother and father always joined forces, sometime in early autumn, to make these pickles, using produce from their own garden. They had a long wooden chopping bowl, the kind people called…

  • TOMATOES AT THE TURNING

    “The turning” is what a friend calls this in-between season—and that’s exactly what it feels like here on the northeastern coast of the United States, the “turning” of summer into fall. You…

  • Maple Date-Nut Bars

    The bars began to disappear almost as soon as they were cool enough to cut but I managed to rescue just a few for a photo op. If you can get maple sugar,…

  • Maple Syrup time

    It’s tempting to think of maple syrup as a winter treat, something to sweeten breakfast on chilly mornings, atop a bowl of steaming oatmeal or flowing in profusion over a stack of buttermilk…

  • Maine shrimp redux

    Far from my usual Mediterranean comfort zone, last night I cooked up a batch of Maine shrimp in an Indian curry sauce and served it over steamed rice for dinner. It was…

  • Tuscan Christmas fare

    Here’s my latest from Modern Salt, just in time for the holidays, with a fine Tuscan Christmas spice cake. To read the whole thing and find the recipe, please go to http://www.modernsalt.co.k/panpepato-christmas-cake-arezzo/ STORIES EAT…

  • Maple syrup season

    March 3rd, 2016. At some indefinable point toward the end of February, or early in March, you sense a shift in the light and even when the air remains cold, often bitterly…