First, people yesterday asked about the Christmas pickle, so here you go. This was posted on a website called whychristmas.com, which I totally would have recommended yesterday, if I had found it in time. SO COOL! Anyway: In the 1880s Woolworth stores started selling glass…

Sara made vegan mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving and there were some left over, because somebody else made a honkin’ big pot of buttery ones and those went first. We split the leftovers. I chopped up some onions and some leeks that were about to join…

So I scored some great thighs at the farmers’ market…. Wait. Let me rephrase. I bought some small-farm-raised chickens’ thighs at the farmers’ market, and I braised them in butter and then simmered them in a sauce of cream of mushroom soup, sliced portobello mushrooms,…