Friday, January 1, 2010

“Take a cup ‘o kindness. . .


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         . . . for auld lang syne” (Robert Burns 1788).

What kinder reminder of auld acquaintance than an award-winning 1995 bottle of Westport Rivers brut cuveé RJR from just over the Little Compton line? Like an old friend, full of life and beautiful as the day we met, after all these years. And the better for them.

I have not forgotten you, my old friends, despite having been so absent from the kitchen blog, if not entirely from the kitchen itself. Christmas in New York was beautiful, and Christmas Eve dinner was, my son and I agreed, one of the best dinners we have ever eaten. Together makes the simple sublime.

Wishing you a New Year of of health, contentment, and simple food, together. A cup 'o kindness is my best recipe; feel free to share. Happy 2010.

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racheld said...


I've missed you lately, and hope all is well. I DO hope that the weather we're having will treat you kindly in Little Compton.

I've been re-reading the Stillmeadow Books, and though dated, they have the feel of your area---lush with locally-grown wonderful things, reliance on upkeep and conservation and preserving, with an emphasis on good cooking and entertaining friends.

Hope you're posting soon!


Jane said...

Hello Rachel and thank you for thinking of me. How perfect to be reading the Stillmeadow books at this time of year--a reminder of the best of New England.

Thank you also for your patience; I will be back soon, and haven't forgotten you.

Garden Green Angel said...

We wondered if you got to the RI Local Food Forum symposium at Brown.
Lunch was incredibly delicious WInter Squash canneloni with bechamel sauce. Yum. There was such a diverse group of local chefs, students, growers, initiatives,farm markets and just festive foodies.

Jane said...

Hello: No, I missed it as I am in Nashville for the academic year! It sounds like a wonderful time, and great time of year for the local foodies to gather and remember: another great (better than last year) growing season is just around the corner!