Category Archives: Artistic

Verde Valley, Part 2 — Page Springs, Jerome and Sedona

One of the prettiest spots we visited in Arizona was Page Springs Winery, not far from Cottonwood and only 15 minutes or so from Sedona.  We got there early on a Friday, before the heaviest traffic arrived at the tasting … Continue reading

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A Ligurian Vegetable Soup

Barbara’s turn to cook tonight, but I get to suggest the recipe.  While researching a Panforte recipe (seasonal, yes, but not something we will make), I was studying my book, The Italian Baker, by Carol Field.  In it was an … Continue reading

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Wine 317 – Southern Italian wines

One of the great joys of summer is the arrival of Aaron and his friends on the island, for our annual wine tasting event.  What began as Wine 101 one evening many years ago has progressed through various stages, to … Continue reading

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Rome — and especially Testaccio

After Puglia, we capped our trip with time in Rome.  Aaron had only one full day before he had to return home, so following a tour of two very good wine bars with the guidance of Katie Parla, we spent … Continue reading

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Chihuly meets Picasa

…for a collage:

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Chihuly Exhibit at the MFA

Barbara and I visited the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) late last week to see the spectacular exhibit of glasswork by artist Dale Chihuly.  To my surprise picture-taking was permitted, and my iPhone was up to the task. All the … Continue reading

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Barbara Weiss Quilts

Barbara’s quilting is more amazing every day.  More people are inquiring about her work, so I thought I would publish a list of websites that feature some of her masterpieces. Here is the list: Web Pages featuring Barbara Weiss Quilts … Continue reading

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