Category Archives: Vegetarian

Vegetarian Dinner

We were very much in the mood for vegetables one night, so I explored the refrigerator and came up with an attractive and healthful dinner. No recipes this time, just taking each vegetable and cooking it in a way that … Continue reading

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Buttery Pasta with Lemon and Almonds

A couple of weeks ago, Melissa Clark posted an attractive dish in the New York Times Cooking website, so I gave it a try. We didn’t have Arugula, so I used Spinach instead. It worked out beautifully, especially with the … Continue reading

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How to Peel a Plum Tomato

Often in my cooking, I find it convenient to use 1 or 2 plum tomatoes in a dish I am making. Examples would include adding them to a pasta dish with vegetables or seafood, dicing them into a small salad, … Continue reading

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Winter Salad with Radicchio and Cauliflower

One of the blogs I follow is Our Italian Table. I love their motto, along with their recipes. As you may already know, radicchio is one of my favorite ingredients, so when my wife made a supper featuring chicken (which … Continue reading

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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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Tourlou

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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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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81

Today I celebrated my 81st birthday. August 15th was also Julia Child’s birthday. Naturally, food and wine played important roles in the festivities. It was also a good time to adopt the Italian saying shown above. Now I have a … Continue reading

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Beets Vinegar Salt

I have no idea what I would do without vinegar and salt. Fortunately, over the years, I have found access to some of the best salt and vinegar products in the world. A great example of the importance of these … Continue reading

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