“A good meal, like a poem or a life, has a certain balance and diversity . . . . As one learns to cope in the kitchen, one no longer duplicates whole meals [or recipes] but rather manipulates components and the way they are put together. The improvised meal will be different from the planned meal, and certainly riskier, but rich in the possibility of a delicious surprise.”
–Mary Catherine Bateson
October means Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancakes: the secret to making delicious pumpkin buttermilk pancakes is to make delicious pumpkin buttermilk.
November: Buttermilk Cinnamon Rolls with Orange Cream Cheese Glaze: made with Vietnamese Cinnamon and Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste.
Winter in the Worster household means dinner in a soup pot: It seems the wintry weather is not quite through with us this year, but maybe this will help: my original recipe for New England Clam Chowder. My twist? Before you make chowder, make hash browns!