Shepherdstown Chronicle, 29 Apr 2016 19:39:24 EDTFri, 29 Apr 2016 19:39:24 EDT saddest day of winter saddest day of winter is nearly upon us. It's not the shortest day. That one already occurred. It's not necessarily the coldest, either. It's surely a day of melancholy, but it's not a day of mourning.Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDTThe season of leftovers"It's like colcannon," I tell my husband, as I pile leftover mashed potatoes atop my leftover spinach salad. He grimaces, but it's delicious.Fri, 8 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EDTLessons in tweaking and remembering, I'm reporting back. For those of you who may have tried the unlikely cornbread recipe from last month's column, and for those of you who haven't, I can report an improvement to the formula.Fri, 4 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EDTBaking: A science not for the unrestrained reason I am not a baker is because I cannot be restrained. For me, a recipe is simply a list of suggestions.Fri, 6 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EDTFinding the dependables in your wardrobe initial sound was more of a shriek than anything else. It wasn't human or even animal. But it was high-pitched and tortured, surely a sound of protest. It was the sound of a wooden two-by-four being torn into splinters. Then came a fluffy thu.Fri, 4 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EDT