Articles by Dona Johnson



Cook's Corner: True Trash

I hate to admit it, but if we vote with our stomachs, most of us like trashy treats.

Cook's Corner: True Trash

I hate to admit it, but if we vote with our stomachs, most of us like trashy treats.

Bread for Brunch

My favorite cookbook is my least used. ""The American Country Inn and Bed & Breakfast Cookbook"" has been endlessly perused, but I read it more than I use it.

Bread for Brunch

My favorite cookbook is my least used. ""The American Country Inn and Bed & Breakfast Cookbook"" has been endlessly perused, but I read it more than I use it.

Cook's Corner Re-Visions of Sugarplums

Ever since many of us were children, weve been reciting ""Twas the Night Before Christmas."" But does anyone actually know what a sugarplum is?

Cook's Corner Re-Visions of Sugarplums

Ever since many of us were children, weve been reciting ""Twas the Night Before Christmas."" But does anyone actually know what a sugarplum is?

Cook's Corner - Dog Day Afternoon

When we moved to Moscow with our dog, Angus, it became clear whom people back home missed most.

Cook's Corner - Dog Day Afternoon

When we moved to Moscow with our dog, Angus, it became clear whom people back home missed most.

The Cook's Corner - Fish Tales

Ive been writing this column for over a year now, but this is the first column I have ever dedicated to fish. The blame falls squarely on my husband.

The Cook's Corner - Fish Tales

Ive been writing this column for over a year now, but this is the first column I have ever dedicated to fish. The blame falls squarely on my husband.

Perfect Bird

Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I am dedicating this column to perfect roast chicken.

Perfect Bird

Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I am dedicating this column to perfect roast chicken.

Cran-Tastic!

Cranberries enjoy a brief moment of glory every year right around Thanksgiving. But I believe it is unfair that this fall berry has such a limited time in the spotlight. Unlike other seasonal fruits, cranberries have incredible staying power theyll last two months in the fridge or up to a year in the freezer, so you can use them long after the Thanksgiving bird has been devoured. The cranberry scones below, for example, add color and taste to your brunch table. These are thanks to the creme fraiche ridiculously moist and tender. Or, if you are looking for a new condiment to dress up your turkey this year, try this cranberry and pear chutney. The tartness of the berry is a perfect compliment to the sweet pears. Shake off some of those family traditions and try it. Its a new millennium. Cranberry And Pear Chutney 500 g (2 cups) cranberries, picked over 125 ml (1/2 cup) brown sugar 150 ml (2/3 cup) raisins 2 pears, peeled and chopped 10 ml (2 tsp.

Cran-Tastic!

Cranberries enjoy a brief moment of glory every year right around Thanksgiving. But I believe it is unfair that this fall berry has such a limited time in the spotlight. Unlike other seasonal fruits, cranberries have incredible staying power theyll last two months in the fridge or up to a year in the freezer, so you can use them long after the Thanksgiving bird has been devoured. The cranberry scones below, for example, add color and taste to your brunch table. These are thanks to the creme fraiche ridiculously moist and tender. Or, if you are looking for a new condiment to dress up your turkey this year, try this cranberry and pear chutney. The tartness of the berry is a perfect compliment to the sweet pears. Shake off some of those family traditions and try it. Its a new millennium. Cranberry And Pear Chutney 500 g (2 cups) cranberries, picked over 125 ml (1/2 cup) brown sugar 150 ml (2/3 cup) raisins 2 pears, peeled and chopped 10 ml (2 tsp.

Sop or Spoon?

Whether you sop or spoon, soup is a great alternative to the usual supper fare.

Sop or Spoon?

Whether you sop or spoon, soup is a great alternative to the usual supper fare.

Pumpkin Chowder

Making puree is so simple that Im embarrassed not to have instinctively known how to do it.

Pumpkin Chowder

Making puree is so simple that Im embarrassed not to have instinctively known how to do it.

Georgian Hospitality

A dinner based around Georgian food is easy, since much of the work is done by babushkas at the market.

Georgian Hospitality

A dinner based around Georgian food is easy, since much of the work is done by babushkas at the market.

Cookie Craving

There's a good reason why chocolate chip cookies are a religion unto themselves.

Cookie Craving

There's a good reason why chocolate chip cookies are a religion unto themselves.

Killer Carrot

In certain circles, admitting you dont like carrot cake is like saying you dont much care for puppies.

Killer Carrot

In certain circles, admitting you dont like carrot cake is like saying you dont much care for puppies.

Dusty Dessert

Since apples are in abundance right now, it's a great time for Dusty Apple Crisp.

Dusty Dessert

Since apples are in abundance right now, it's a great time for Dusty Apple Crisp.

Plum Good

Plums are good for more than just ammunition in childrens' games.

Plum Good

Plums are good for more than just ammunition in childrens' games.

Cook's Corner: Fungi Pie

Crab and Wild Mushroom Cheesecake, also known as sex slathered on a baguette, will tittilate Epicureans.

Cook's Corner: Fungi Pie

Crab and Wild Mushroom Cheesecake, also known as sex slathered on a baguette, will tittilate Epicureans.