Monthly Archives: August 2010

Cordero con Frutas Secas (Lamb Stew with Raisins and Apricots)

The most important part of my return home yesterday from the island was my discovery of a lovely 3-lb. hunk of New Zealand lamb shoulder at Whole Foods in Bellingham.  (I also found a pretty piece of pork belly, but … Continue reading

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Travels…and my favorite spots around the world

Here is a link to my travel map, and some of my favorite places.  The links to TripAdvisor come with the package, but it is actually a very good reference for hotels in new cities, such as this example when … Continue reading

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Nairobi Trio

Is there anyone over 60 who does not remember Ernie Kovacs’ Nairobi Trio?  Is there anyone over 60 who reads this blog? Anyway, here is that marvelous skit via YouTube.

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Pizza Bianca

I’m experimenting with formats, so I’ve started a new Blog: Le Bistro Weiss. Today’s entry is Pizza Bianca.  Much better than the no-knead bread version.  Next step: Roman-style pizza bianca in the wood-fired oven.

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No-Knead Focaccia

As a fan of Jim Lahey’s No-Knead Bread, I decided to try some Focaccia today from his book, My Bread.  Fortunately, I was able to benefit from the guidance of another blogger who tried it; she warned me of the … Continue reading

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Possible Wine 202 Selections

Here are some snapshots from the cellar: What do you think?

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Pizza tonight, roast chicken for tomorrow….

We cranked up the pizza oven tonight for a couple of friends and us.  Then, we cooked four more pizzas for Sarah and family for Wednesday.  These four were almost fully-cooked, so we could freeze them and finish reheating in … Continue reading

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