Our friends over at Serious Eats are telling us to celebrate July 4th with a plop instead of a bang. What's a plop, we ask?
A plop, it turns out, is another variation on cobbler, crumble, pandowdy, and all the other baked fruit and batter desserts that are so dear to American hearts. The cherry plop recipe here is basically cherries covered with pancake batter. Looks pretty good to us!
• Dinner Tonight: Pasta with Asparagus, Lemon and Pine Nuts - Just... yum!
• Massachusetts Supermarkets May Remove Individual Prices on Items - and replace those little price tags with scanners. This seems highly unattractive to us, scanning being slower than reading a little tag.
• Oregano's Many, Many Incarnations - Margaret Roach tells us that there are many kinds of oregano - and some are not so good for eating. She grew one that tasted like "peppery dirt." Gardeners beware!