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Celebrating ‘Seasonings’: New book by veteran preacher and poet, Allen ‘Mick’ Comstock
04-12-2024 10:51 AM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

I was thrilled to learn last year that Haley’s of Athol was planning to publish “Seasonings,” a book of prayers by Allen “Mick” Comstock of Shelburne Falls. Mick has been a minister for more than 50 years, many of those years in Franklin County. In...

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A varied and appealing ‘American Table’: New book from the Smithsonian looks at American history through the lens of food
04-09-2024 4:35 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

Food connects Americans to each other and to our history. Those connections were highlighted in a recent book and a library talk. The book is “Smithsonian American Table: The Foods, People and Innovations That Feed Us,” (Harvest) by Lisa Kingsley in...


‘The butler did it’: A story about ‘Jeopardy,’ body image and tomato sauce
04-02-2024 4:06 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

I frequently wow my nephew as we compete to yell the answers to the questions (or rather the questions to the answers) on “Jeopardy” at the television set. My secret is that I have had way too much schooling and have read way too many books.I was...


Book Review: A boy who found salvation in comics: Author of autobiographical graphic novel ‘Hey, Kiddo’ to give talk in Greenfield on Tuesday
03-29-2024 12:21 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

‘Hey, Kiddo” came out in 2018. I was inspired to read it last week when I learned that its author, Jarrett Krosoczka of Florence, will be visiting Greenfield this coming Tuesday, April 2.I haven’t read a lot of graphic novels (I’m too old!), but I...


‘No bunnies in the Bible’: Unpacking the myths and history of hot cross buns at Easter
03-26-2024 3:55 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

When I was a child, I loved embracing spring at this time of year by eating a hot cross bun. I still do.Hot cross buns are sweet, yeasty rolls traditionally served toward the end of Lent, specifically on Good Friday. The cross of icing that tops them...


All maple syrups are not created equal: A brief history of the sweet stuff we make from sap
03-19-2024 1:26 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

March is Massachusetts Maple Month. Farmers in our area are working around the clock to turn the sap that flows from maple trees into the sweet elixir that New Englanders prize year round.It’s not just full-time farmers who make maple syrup. My friend...


A bread that unites us all: For St. Patrick’s Day, a savory soda bread with cheese and chives
03-12-2024 4:06 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

I think of my mother and her grandmother whenever I get ready for St. Patrick’s Day. I forage in the basement for my light-up shamrock (which a neighbor whom I shall not name says makes the house look like a low-rent tavern). I affix it to a window,...


Connecting over casserole: Make this nourishing chili casserole when you want to communicate affection
03-05-2024 2:41 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

The little church I attend in Charlemont is in transition, getting ready to look for a new minister. Right now, we are enjoying sermons from the Rev. Randy Purinton of Amherst.Randy is a delight. He is wise and funny, and he often manages to work a...


Celebrating with syllabub: A whipped dessert inspired by Jane Austen and Hallmark movies
02-27-2024 2:56 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

When I was in graduate school, I taught a class called “American Women’s Fictions.” My students made their way through stories popular with American women.We started with “Charlotte Temple,” a 1791 novel about an English schoolgirl who is seduced and...


Finding God everywhere: Pastor Peter Stilla of the First Congregational Church in Hadley pens new book about Christian Universalism
02-23-2024 1:50 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

Peter Stilla of Deerfield has had multiple careers. For much of his life, he was a journalist. This work included stints doing editorial work at the Greenfield Recorder and its sister paper, the Daily Hampshire Gazette.In 2000, he decided to attend...


Father of our country hoe cakes: George Washington-related concoction is a favorite breakfast
02-20-2024 4:20 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

I appreciate that people who work regular jobs need three-day holiday weekends. For this reason, in 1968, George Washington’s birthday was moved from Feb. 22 to the third Monday in the month.Sadly, in my opinion, this means that the official...


Focaccia is for lovers: Nothing is as cozy as a freshly baked bread on a cold day
02-13-2024 11:21 AM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

At this time of year, when the weather is still cool, baking is a pleasure … almost a necessity. Baked goods warm us up when we eat them. The word “calorie,” after all, represents a measure of heat. Moreover, the mere act of turning on the oven makes...


Sweet messages with a little fun: Three new children’s books by Kathleen Nicoletti
02-09-2024 12:49 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

Kathleen Nicoletti of Athol notes in her author biography that she loves reading to the children in her life. That joy is evident in her three new children’s books.At 70 pages, “Ruby the Ruthless” is the longest of the three. It also has the most...


Delicious food, happy feelings: Harvey’s in Turners Falls serves ‘foods that I have a hard time finding that I would like to be eating’
02-06-2024 1:02 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

Harvey’s Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge on Avenue A in Turners Falls is a passion project for Evelyn Wulfkuhle of Greenfield.Wulfkuhle has been in the local restaurant business for more than two decades. She started at Green Fields Market in...


Mapping the future of food: Kyra Kristof of Forest Kitchen encourages joy, play, and exploration of regenerative biodiversity
01-30-2024 4:54 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

Talking about food with Kyra Kristof of Forest Kitchen was a fascinating experience.Kristof is part artist, part social scientist, part cook, and all passion. She used terms I had never heard applied to food before.Kristof lives with her partner and...


Replicable yet flexible: For National Soup Month, a simple recipe that will never steer you wrong
01-23-2024 2:59 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

January is National Soup Month so I thought for this week I would make one of my favorite soups and share the story of its origins.Some home cooks don’t write down recipes at all. I was one of those cooks before I became a food writer. I would combine...


When greed takes over: Greenfield writer pens ‘a cautionary tale for all ages’
01-19-2024 11:35 AM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

The Green Palmers ChronicleBy Jon HuerAustin Macauley PublishersReaders of Jon Huer’s commentary in this newspaper may be surprised to see a slightly different side of the Greenfield writer in “The Green Palmers Chronicle.” Huer calls the novel “a...


In the kitchen with Fannie Farmer: A brief history of the ‘Mother of Level Measurements’
01-16-2024 11:42 AM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

Like many American home cooks, I own more cookbooks than I can use.Over the years, hand-me-downs from family members, birthday gifts, and impulse purchases have brought more than 100 volumes to my kitchen shelves.When I decide to try preparing a dish...


A taste of Hollywood history: The origin story of the Cobb salad
01-09-2024 1:17 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

I adore old movies. As a small child, I appalled my mother by watching myriad black-and-white classics on television. She was afraid that this solitary pursuit would keep me from making friends.By the time I got my Ph.D. in American studies with a...


McCormick’s 2024 Flavor of The Year blends Vietnamese and Cajun seasonings
01-02-2024 3:41 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

I’m always lurking on the internet to spot food trends. It was thus impossible for me to resist what McCormick, the purveyor of spices and much more, calls the 2024 Flavor of The Year.I had been intrigued by the 2023 Flavor of The Year, a blend of...


Book Review: ‘God’s Hidden Places’
12-29-2023 6:06 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I opened “God’s Hidden Places.” The book’s author, the Reverend Patricia Gallagher of Greenfield, bills it as a memoir and more. It’s unconventional, and yet it generally works and moves the reader.The book is a...

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