Monthly Archives: May 2013

Discovering Chana Dal

Serendipity works in strange and circuitous ways.  A few days ago I was out doing errands and was getting prepared to make an eggplant-chickpea curry from an Isa Chandra Moskowitz cookbook that I like.  En route to the Trader Joe’s for … Continue reading

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California Dreamin’…and Visitin’

Eight marvelous days in the Golden State.    In early May my classes ended, my grades were turned in, and it was time to escape.  Aaron flew up to San Francisco to meet up with me there, and we spent time … Continue reading

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The Med

My first trip to the Mediterranean was 52 years ago.  I was an 19-year old engine cadet on a break-bulk freighter.  I recall being struck by the marvelous flavors of food and wine at the time, but I had no … Continue reading

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Springtime, NYC and Vegetables

I took a quick trip to New York City this week, just one night and a couple of dinners.  One of my explicit goals was to visit the Union Square Greenmarket again.  Even though it was a Monday, with fewer … Continue reading

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