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October Food and Wine — More Mini Posts

One night last week I was in the mood for vegetables with a French accent. Mireille’s eggplant with Tomato Sauce, Grilled Zucchini with Balsamic and sautéed shallots, and some brown rice made an unassuming and delicious dinner. The wine was … Continue reading

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October Food and Wine — Mini Posts

I enjoy blogging, and I’ve plenty of food and wine to share with you. However, my inertia gets in the way: too much setup time. Select episodes. Choose the photos, and edit them. Find room on my desktop to add … Continue reading

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Breads and Bruschette

One of the joys of semi-retirement is the freedom to enjoy the natural rhythms in the world, especially those related to food. Today’s small lunch provides an object lesson. At first appearances it is a simple meal: several slices of … Continue reading

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Inspiration and Necessities: The Development of a New Recipe

Last night it was my turn to cook.  We had not made pasta for a week, so it was a no-brainer for me.  I would make pasta.  But which one? When choosing what to cook, I get my inspiration from … Continue reading

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The Next-to-Last Meal from the Spanish Octopus — Greek-Style

Lunch on Friday was a simpler affair with my friend, the octopus.  I decided to minimize the cooking, so I did what one might do for lunch in Greece, with these tentacles on hand.  I gathered up typical side dishes … Continue reading

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Ode to the Octopus

An octopus is a remarkable creature.  It appears to be one of the most intelligent beings on the planet.  It also happens to be a delicious and very healthy food, which is what initially interested me the most. I have … Continue reading

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Spring Travels — Spain

Aaron and I took off for Spain and Portugal in early March.  We had a few days in Barcelona, followed by three days in Priorat and Montsant, visiting wineries and the towns of Tarragona and Falset.  I won’t give you … Continue reading

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Before My Spring Travels

I was traveling in Europe for most of March and half of April, and I plan to tell you about food and wine highlights from there shortly.  But before I do that, let me throw in a few food/wine remembrances … Continue reading

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Tidbits from the Past Three Months

I’ve been AWOL (Away Without Leave — military jargon) from my blogging for three months.  You can attribute it to my teaching activities, the holidays, sheer laziness, or all of the above.  In any case, too much has gone by … Continue reading

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Some New/Updated Pages

Featured Gallery — Firenze 1988 https://dgourmac.wordpress.com/featured-gallery/ Food, Wine and Travel Collage https://dgourmac.wordpress.com/food-wine-and-travel-collage/      

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