Avocado egg salad.

Most of the time, I forget about egg salad. I’m not sure why — it’s one of those good old foods, one of those at-home foods. My mother didn’t make it all the time, but she always did something or other with the leftover eggs from our yearly Easter morning egg hunt, and often it […]

A salad for spring.

Guys. It’s here. It’s happened. It’s spring! Well, sort of. You see, I woke up yesterday morning to this great mess: Yep, Cambridge, once again, all frosty and white, slushy and miserable. I was determined to make the best of it and, despite the snow not magically turning into daffodils at the stroke of midnight […]

Zucchini: A manifesto.

Zucchini is one of those vegetables that, when it comes to be in season, it comes to be very much in season. For this reason (among others), it is our bad luck that it’s not currently July. But, no matter. When I want zucchini, I find a way to eat zucchini. Thank you very much.

Carrot, the Comeback Kid.

  When we lived in our little brown house on Monticello Drive, we had a family vegetable garden. I didn’t realize it then, but now I know that it was amazing. I suppose it was your standard spread, but everything grew big and in abundance: buckets of round, ruby-red cherry tomatoes, zucchini the size of […]