Monthly Archives: July 2011

Party for Dexter

Dexter will be four in about a week, and today was his party.  Parents, grandparents, family all gathered to celebrate the event.  Peter and Karen were gracious hosts, and their swimming pool provided respite from the nearly 100-degree heat.  The … Continue reading

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If you are ever in Glastonbury…

Had a chance to meet with Connie this week, and we went to lunch at Bricco’s Trattoria in Glastonbury, CT.  It was superb. She had a salad with arugula and other greens, a salmon fillet and a glass of Prosecco. … Continue reading

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Scenes from the island

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Novel (but Good) Vegan Grilling

Inspiration for good meals comes from a variety of places.  For tonight, the sources included fine ingredients from the market (acorn squash, firm green cabbage, organic arugula, perfect avocados and mangoes), research from the Internet (how to grill acorn squash), … Continue reading

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Egret by the pond

This morning’s post needs few words; just a couple of photos from our front steps: The full set of six pictures will be seen here, or this non-Flash version for iPad viewers.

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Peppers Agrodolce

One of the easiest, most delicious and most versatile vegetable preparations is sauteed sweet peppers (red, yellow, orange or any combination of these), finished with some wine vinegar.  When marketing, we say Pepperoni in Agrodolce: Agro (sour), Dolce (sweet). So … Continue reading

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Ode to George Lang

I don’t have many heroes, but if I was ever inspired by an individual’s story, character, humor, accomplishments, lust for life — and yes, food — George Lang would be one of those heroes. Last year, not long after I … Continue reading

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Simple new pasta sauce

Tonight provided an opportunity to create a simple new pasta sauce.  We are babysitting with the grandkids on the island, while their parents are out for an anniversary dinner. Vegan or not, this works both ways. The genesis of this … Continue reading

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