Category Archives: Family

187 degrees out of phase

Except for breakfast, lunch, and dinner today, Barbara and I ate all our meals together, as we usually do.  Why was that, you ask?  Well, when you and your life partner are 187 degrees out-of-phase with your biorhythms and food … Continue reading

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Saturday morning cooking with the grandsons

It was 1º F. when we woke up yesterday morning.  Sarah and Nathan were dropping the D boys off at our place at 9 AM, and I had the pleasure of keeping them busy for the next 4-5 hours, until … Continue reading

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Good Friends, Good Food, and Some Wine

Aaron’s here for a week, and last night we celebrated with some of his very good friends.  Having established a tradition of sharing good food and wine with this group, it was a perfect time to do it again. Barbara … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dinner on Friday

Why not?  It gives our daughter and family an uncontested opportunity to be with in-laws and turkey on Thursday, and with us and a vegan dinner on Friday.  Small family gathering, but one of Barbara’s best dinners ever, in my … Continue reading

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Dining Out, Dining In

Dining Out Last Friday night was a big one from a food and friends standpoint: we had a long-awaited dinner with Stacy and Vince at Bondir Restaurant in Cambridge.  It’s always fun to be with them, and the restaurant lived … Continue reading

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Verde Valley, Arizona — Family, food and wine visit

Last week we went to Cottonwood, the center of the Verde Valley in central Arizona.  Our son is studying viticulture and winemaking in a program at Yavapai College there, and he is applying those studies in the local wineries and … Continue reading

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Salade Composée and Petit Verdot

Saturday was a good day, starting early with our two grandsons who slept over with us Friday night when their parents went to the football game.  Recently, I bought some sprouted buckwheat grains because I love buckwheat.  I got up … Continue reading

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Ken Forkish Pizza dough

Last Sunday Sarah and the boys came for pizza.  Since I already had two successful rounds of bread making with Ken Forkish’s methods, I decided to try his pizza dough made with levain (including 20% wholewheat flour instead of 100% … Continue reading

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Paella Lesson

Based on the success of the vegetable paella the week before, Laura and Molly decided to come over Monday night for a paella lesson.  Recent injuries somewhat hampered their hands-on ability for the evening, but we had a great time … Continue reading

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Paella 2013!

To celebrate independence this weekend, I made a mostly vegetable paella and was joined by friends Laura and Michael for the meal.  I really enjoy paella, and I often make it in the summer when Barbara is away, because she … Continue reading

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