Peanut Butter Cookies and (Shrunken) Shrimp Salad

(Thursday, July 18) Reversing my car down the driveway as I headed to the grocery store this morning, I backed into the 64-gallon recycling bin that I’d wheeled out for pick-up last night, knocking it over and sending milk cartons, empty jam jars, wine bottles, and garbanzo bean cans clattering into the street. The noise…

Evolution of a Fresh Coconut Cake

There’s no recipe here today, just a record of the process and a public declaration: I’ll never grate a fresh coconut again. The first ingredient listed in the recipe for Fresh Coconut Cake from The Fannie Farmer Baking Book is (ta dah!) one coconut. Author Marion Cunningham instructs the cook to access the meat of…