Mom's special sandwich
Our first submission/guest post! Mix a handful of ground beef with mayonnaise, mustard, sweet pickle relish, salt, and pepper. Spread thickly on a slice or two of white bread, like Pepperidge Farm. Top with sharp cheddar, and broil until meat is fully cooked and cheese is all bubblycheesy. Mmm.
The Roast Post
Art by Chris Roberts-Antieau My grandmother, Suzanne Simonin Potter, or as I call her, Grandma Sue, has slowly but surely declined into dementia over the course of the last decade. While lacking short-term memory, she has no difficulty identifying Gima when we look through family photos. “That’s my mother-in-law!” is the usual exclamation that accompanies a Gima sighting. I am fortunate to have...
The Bread Also Rises. Sometimes.
Art by Mark Weber The Potter hesitancy to tackle things that don’t come naturally portends a life free from ball-related sports, successful marriages, long-term employment, and, in my case, yeast-dependent baked goods. My bread never, ever rises. Practice might make perfect, but we Potters wouldn’t know. I simply haven’t bothered trying to make bread in the last thirty years or so. According...
Art by Alex Fine For the past eight years, a large, yellow, earthenware bowl has been cluttering up my precious kitchen space. It’s really quite crappy. It’s not so much yellow as a dingy ochre, with two long cracks and a hefty chip. For a while, I used it to hold fruit. But as someone who lives in constant danger of scurvy, this resulted in unsurprising neglect of Yellow Bowl and its...