Leader Heraldhttp://www.leaderherald.comTop Headlinesen-usMon, 1 Sep 2014 07:26:34 EDTMon, 1 Sep 2014 07:26:34 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssHow to be a diva in the dining roomhttp://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/570172.htmlHelping my Saratoga friend set the table for her dinner party, I was folding the napkins into swans when she commented, "You've got to meet my colleague Susanne; she is a real dining-room diva.Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTLearning to love annual picklinghttp://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/569715.htmlMy mother never pickled. My mother-in-law pickled everything. I have cooked everything, but never pickled. A few years ago, my non-pickling years ran out. I shared that experience with my readers and would like to share again.Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT'I'm OK' is not OK for an answerhttp://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/569337.htmlWhile I recently was sitting in the booth at lunch at one of our more frequented restaurants, the waiter handed us our menus and I absently said, "Thank you." The waiter quickly answered, "No problem." I had to laugh.Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTRestaurants need patrons to stay openhttp://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/568973.htmlMy friend Mary Ellen arrived at my back door recently, exclaiming a local restaurant had gone out of business. "When did that happen?" she asked. "Oh, I think a few months ago," I answered. "Really? We used to go there every Friday night.Sun, 10 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTAppetizer versus hors d'ouevrehttp://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/568652.html"Let's have an appetizer." "Oh no, we've had too many appetizers already." "Oh, those were hors d'oeuvres, not appetizers." "Really? What's the difference?" Well, an hors d'oeuvre is a small snack, eaten anytime.Sun, 3 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT