Essay: What I did over end-of-summer vacation.

    I am back!  One week on the sand went a long way toward restoring what little sanity I had left…  I regained my mind and then proceeded to leave half of it on the beach on the Cape Cod National Shoreline.  You will not see a single photo of food from this vacation.  The food [Read On]

Coffee, tea or cocoa? Name your poison! (A reprisal)

Last February, I asked the readers of the Record-Eagle this vastly important question and most of my responses came from family.  So I’m trying again with my ‘Foodie’ readers.  Don’t get me wrong… I can listen to my family talk food all day and often do.  I just want some perspective.  Are we the only ones obsessed [Read On]

Slow-cooker Vanilla Bean Tapioca

In today’s Record-Eagle column, I ran a recipe for Slow-Cooker Vanilla Bean Tapioca Pudding.  (I’ll link to the full column when I’m back from vacation, but in the meantime the recipe is posted below.) Slow-Cooker Vanilla Bean Tapioca This pudding takes the perennial favorite tapioca pudding and dresses it up. Served warm, it’ll heat you up [Read On]

Let’s play the “Where is Foodie?” game!

I am on vacation as of… hang on… NOW!    Where am I?  Let me give you some hints.   The view from the driveway     Up over that little ledge in the previous picture     A whole lotta this brown stuff…     And there will most certainly be much of this [Read On]

What goes in a foodie’s vacation suitcase?

We are going on a long anticipated vacation in a couple days.  The place we’re staying has a semi-equipped kitchen; dishes, flatware, assorted pans, working stove and fridge, etc…  When I say the kitchen is semi-equipped I mean it is not constantly inhabited by an obsessive-compulsive, gadget-loving foodie like myself.  I have found myself wondering [Read On]

The telemarketer actually called me ‘honey’. Foodie needs to vent.

I received a call this morning from a telemarketer.  Interestingly, we’re on the do-not-call registry, but evidently these folks have found a way around the law.  Would this have irritated anyone else or am I crazy?  And in case you’re wondering why I didn’t hang up immediately it’s because I couldn’t believe this guy said what he [Read On]

Weird food loves and the foodies who love them… Share your secret food loves.

I was popping a tray of cheesy toast (that’s simply bread toasted under the broiler, topped with cheese and then broiled again until the cheese is bubbly and brown in bits) under the broiler and was thinking how everyone has weird food loves that you wouldn’t serve to anyone but yourself and any family who [Read On]

Dad’s Zucchini Burgers

I am in the middle of a protracted battle for space with the gargantuan zucchini that keep miraculously popping up in my garden.  After last night’s garden veggie (read: zucchini) and quinoa stew, I was feeling out of ideas.  Then I thought, “Why do I need to come up with ideas?  I can fall back [Read On]