About Caroline Grant


Caroline is the editor-in-chief of Literary Mama, the associate director of The Sustainable Arts Foundation, and co-editor of The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage as well as Mama, PhD: Women Write About Motherhood and Academic Life (Rutgers University Press, 2008).

Posts by Caroline Grant:

Easy as . . . Jam


There are certain homemade foods that seem to bring out the proselytizers, those who insist “It’s so easy!” and the others who view that same food with wonder and awe. Yeast bread is one of those; pie is another; and so, finally, is jam.

Collectible Cookbooks

I don’t know when I first came across Project Guttenberg’s collection of old cookbooks, but for a cookbook hound like me, it is a total treasure. I give plenty of shelf room to the cookbooks I inherited from my late mother-in-law, including Elizabeth David’s French Country Cooking (1952), The Perfect Hostess Cook Book (1950), and The Brown Derby Cookbook (1949),  not to mention the complete Time-Life cookbook series that my mom gave me when she was downsizing, but now I can get a digital fix, too.

One More Kale Salad

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The farmer’s market is full of spring vegetables these days — asparagus and peas, artichokes and strawberries — but we’re still having cool days that make me crave wintery ingredients. So I was happy to see a new salad recipe in my CSA share; I’ve modified the recipe just a bit here, for a salad that combines dark kale and bright oranges to point toward spring.