Category Archives: Nature

Georgian Wine with a Cabbage and Onion Torta

We had a large head of cabbage taking up a lot of space in the refrigerator for more than a week, so I was motivated to find a way to use it soon. Barbara’s go-to dish for cabbage is cole … Continue reading

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Linguine with Spinach, and Garlic — and Early Year Successes

January and February are busy months because I teach a course during the first six weeks. As a result I do less cooking — and as a corollary, less blogging. Barbara happily and ably leapt into the void, and she … Continue reading

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Random Post During Quarantine

Sometimes I worry I’m about to go past my expiration date.  That thought occurred to me a few days ago, when Barbara noticed a very large bird in a tree alongside our driveway.  “Looks like a raptor of some sort,” … Continue reading

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Walks, and Another Italian Lunch

This was another good week, featuring walks on a country road and cooking as we like.  The walk is usually 1.0-1.5 miles down the road from our house and back up again.  We stop for a short rest by the … Continue reading

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First Snowfall, Tuesday Night Dinner

Like much of the country as we begin December, we got a hefty chunk of snow the past few days.   Through Sunday evening, Monday, and Tuesday, the total accumulation here was about 12″ of fairly wet snow.  With significant changes … Continue reading

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Catching Up — Fall 2019 Food Highlights

This omnibus posting is intended to fill in all the gaps in my blog since September.  Teaching two courses took most of my energy, and flat-out laziness accounted for the rest of my lethargy.  In no particular order, here are … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

This past week has shown definite signs of Spring.  These include frequent rain spells, the greening of our surroundings, and a man’s need to play with fire (while cooking on the gas grill and the wood-fired pizza oven). Memorial Day … Continue reading

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Greek-styled Lunch

Wintry lunches are easy.  Just check the refrigerator for leftovers (or new ingredients you wish to add), select a regional style, pick the wine, prepare and enjoy. Last week one such event developed naturally into a Greek lunch for one.  … Continue reading

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Fall Visit in the Verde Valley, Arizona

Every November now we travel to the Verde Valley to visit Aaron and to taste his new wines.  This year we could not be at his wine release party for the 2016 wines, so we came out the following week … Continue reading

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Walking Down the Driveway in February

February in New England can be very cold, very warm, or a little of both.  Late last month, I walked down the driveway for the mail, and I was struck by the dramatic skies and scenery around me.

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