Citrus Pecan Cranberry Relish

6 cups of fresh cranberries ½ cup of golden raisins 2 oranges, zest grated and sectioned 2 lemons, zest grated and sectioned 1 apple peeled, chopped coarsely 2 cups of firmly packed brown sugar (adjust … Read More

How Not To Be a Bug Buffet

By Catharine L. Kaufman — a.k.a. The Kitchen Shrink If you are mistaken for an all-you-can-eat buffet by every mosquito, gnat, flea, no-see-um or other flying, hopping, biting pest within a 100-yard radius, there is … Read More

Ole Mole ! May Is One Big Cinco De Mayo Celebration

By Catharine L. Kaufman  —  a.k.a. The Kitchen Shrink “Tra-La…It’s May… The lusty month of May…” sings Queen Guenevere in the Lerner and Loewe musical, “Camelot.” While both the song and most people’s fancy turn … Read More

My Mothers’ Day Kitchen Wish List

by Catharine L. Kaufman — a.k.a The Kitchen Shrink “I’d like to be the ideal mother, but I’m too busy raising my kids.” Anonymous “When I was a child, my mother said to me, ‘If … Read More

Friendly Eats For Earth Day

By Catharine L. Kaufman – a.k.a The Kitchen Shrink Every Earth Day, we are reminded that while all of April is dedicated to the global celebration of our Blue Planet home, the 22-nd of the … Read More

Veggie Soup (Hot)

This great health-booster is a favorite of those who subscribe to the “everything including the kitchen sink” (K-SINK) cooking method. Free spirits who like to cook for fun are also quite partial to it—as are … Read More

Bombay Chicken

Beyond strategic power and economic wealth, empire-building nations also absorbed their colonies’ cultures and cuisines. None did this better than the British, whose keen appreciation for Indian foods included more than a taste for curry … Read More