Tomato Tasting

This post originally appeared in the Bloomington Herald Times on August 24, 2005 "Wow, this is amazing," I heard one woman say at the tomato tasting at last Saturday’s farmer’s market. "It tastes just like fruit." "It is fruit," her male companion replied. She looked blank. "It is?" Yes, it is. Technically, if not legally…

Cottage Cuisine

This post originally appeared in the Bloomington Herald Times on August 10, 2005 I spent most of my summers up till the time I was about 16 on the wind-swept, duney shores of Lake Michigan.  Everything about going to the lake was bliss to me – a world apart from my life in New York,…