Do you know this old (but new to me) food word?

Learned a new food word recently: Kickshaw. (No, not related to “rickshaw.”)

I bumped into it in “Food in History,” by Reay Tannahill (Crown Publishers Inc., Continue reading

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Playing the dozens: 4 ways to roll with post-Easter eggs

hard-boiled eggs

Playing the dozens: Here are a few ideas to use up hard-boiled eggs. (Photo by Laura Groch)

Post-Easter (or picnic) hard-boiled eggs often have people hard-pressed to figure out what else to do with them beyond egg salad — although that can be mighty tasty, and I’ve got a recipe below. Here are some other ideas you might enjoy. (If you’ve already eaten all your eggs,bookmark this post for next season and beyond.)

One of my readers, Sheril C. of Escondido, was hunting for a casserole that used hard-boiled eggs, a white sauce and corn flakes. She remembered eating it after an Easter egg hunt in Leucadia in the 1960s. “Maybe someone in the Encinitas/Leucadia area will still have that recipe. It was delicious.”

Kallee K. of Escondido responded, “This is a ‘vintage’ recipe that we have made Continue reading