Category Archives: Wine

Grilled Cucumbers With Tomato-Cardamom Dressing and Mozzarella

Yotam Ottolenghi is an amazing chef and cookbook author. His recipes are unorthodox, and they also make heavy use of dairy and spices which are difficult for my wife to digest, so we are selective about his recipes we choose … Continue reading

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Mas de Gourgonnier and a Quick Trip to Provence

One of the best aspects of a food. wine and travel blog is the fact that all of the threads are interconnected. Today’s example began with a yearning for Provence.  Last night I was in the wine cellar, browsing the … Continue reading

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Addictive Black Lentils with Spinach

It’s a relaxed Sunday afternoon, and since I’m making lunch just for myself, it’s a good time to try a new recipe. This one is from Alexandra Stafford (Ali) and her excellent blog, Alexandra’s Kitchen. I love her blog because … Continue reading

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Beet Salad

I had some cooked beets, so it was time to make a Beet Salad. In my usual fashion, I kept throwing ingredients into the bowl until I thought we had enough flavors. Here’s the list when I finished: Chioggia beet, … Continue reading

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Repeat Performances

It’s comforting when you make a good meal and you know the recipe well enough to repeat the performance again at a later date. This post is about three such meals in July: my wife’s vegetable lasagna my favorite way … Continue reading

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New Catch, Holland Herring

For fish fanatics (like me) the arrival of the late Spring catch of fresh herring in Holland is cause for celebration. We have access to it via Russ & Daughters, a fish supplier since 1914. Nowadays, these transactions are done … Continue reading

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Pasta or Couscous for Dinner?

It’s hard to beat homemade pasta. I’ve been enjoying making Tonarelli at home. Last week I decided to adjust the recipe in an effort to make the dough more supple. This formula is the best so far: 88 grams of … Continue reading

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Shrimp Linguine with Herbs, Corn, and Arugula

This marvelous pasta dish started for me with a large batch of home-grown Spring arugula that was beginning to go to seed. I pulled off all the good leaves, washed and dried them, and saved them for something I could … Continue reading

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Another great dinner at Pammy’s

I recently had a chance to go out to dinner with my good friend and CFO (Chief Fish Officer), Chris. We both agreed that getting a table early at Pammy’s in Cambridge, MA, would once again be a delightful experience. … Continue reading

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Little Meals

As I get older (and hopefully, a little wiser), I choose more often to eat “Little Meals” instead of full-fledged plates (e.g. meat, starch, and vegetable). They come in many forms, are relatively quick to prepare, can be eaten any … Continue reading

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