Category Archives: Food

The Staff of Life

It’s a good thing that I’ve always been on good terms with gluten and carbohydrates. So many of my favorite foods come from wheat berries. As I look over the material I have about cooking and the foods for this … Continue reading

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Talented Lady

My wife has a great many talents. With this short post, I will celebrate two of them: FLOWERS Most of you are probably familiar with Christmas Cactus, a common houseplant. Well, ours are actually Thanksgiving Cacti, and they are in … Continue reading

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Little Whale Oyster Bar

Like its sister restaurant, Select Oyster, Little Whale is an attractive, focused eatery with some very fine seafood, and located in Back Bay, Boston. I tried it out this past week — just for variety — and I liked it. … Continue reading

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As the summer drew to a close with the warm days we had in November, it seemed appropriate to have one more of the wonderful baked vegetable dishes we enjoy with nature’s bounty. This one is called “Tourlou”, and it … Continue reading

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Porcini-Infused Pasta with Vegetables

Recently, I have had success with my homemade pastas. Some of the more creative ventures involved adding flavors, using porcini powder or unsweetened cocoa to the flour mixture. Here is a short story of the second time I tried the … Continue reading

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Rockport MA & Tuba Skinny

Music has always been an important part of my life. This year we discovered and fell in love with a New Orleans-style band, Tuba Skinny. As soon as we learned that they would be performing at the Shalin Liu Center … Continue reading

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I Think I Finally May Understand Bordeaux Wines…

Today’s lunch was one of the most instructive experiments I’ve had about food and wine. I’ve never been a fan of Bordeaux wines. I started buying them in 1985 (because they were supposed to be the best), but I have … Continue reading

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Lunch with an Old Friend Yesterday, Dinner Alone Today

Carol has been a good friend for 37 years, but it has been awhile since we’d seen each other. That was remedied yesterday when she came over for lunch. The menu choices were selected around vegetables and good breads. She … Continue reading

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Creamed Corn and Scallops Al Forno, and Ikarian Summertime Soufiko

One of my favorite dishes ever was a bowl of soup from Al Forno restaurant in Providnce, RI. The recipe is startlingly simple: I tried making it the first time back in 2005, and it was perfectly delicious. This week … Continue reading

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Sven Fish — Flounder and Peruvian Bay Scallops

I have a new preferred fish supplier recently — Sven Fish. The convenience is unmatched, and the quality and selection are very good. Yesterday is a good example of why I like them. I ordered my fish online before midnight … Continue reading

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