Shepherdstown Chronicle, 1 May 2016 04:08:35 EDTSun, 1 May 2016 04:08:35 EDT saddest day of winterhttp://www.shepherdstownchronicle.com 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 leftovershttp://www.shepherdstownchronicle.com"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 rememberinghttp://www.shepherdstownchronicle.com, 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 unrestrainedhttp://www.shepherdstownchronicle.com 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 wardrobehttp://www.shepherdstownchronicle.com 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