Cooking with Wolves (Or, Keeping the Wolf Away from the Door)

There's a whining at the threshold, There's a scratching at the floor. To work! To work! In Heaven's name! The wolf is at the door! ~~~C. P. S. Gilman The season of gift-giving will soon be upon us, with the mail deliverer knocking at our door, bearing credit card bills, not gifts. The holiday season hovers…

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Roots on My Mind: Rutabagas

'The next we come to is the Rootabaga Country where the big city is the Village of Liver-and-Onions,' said Gimme the Ax, looking again in his pocket to be sure he had the long slick yellow leather slab ticket with a blue spanch across it. .... ~~Carl Sandburg, Rootabaga Stories Rutabagas (Brassicca napus), also called…