Monthly Archives: June 2013

Anniversary Weekend, and Another Terrific Marcella Discovery

Thursday was our 48th wedding anniversary.  I was teaching that day, and my wife was on the island, so we deferred our annual special dinner to Friday, when I could join her for the weekend.  As they have for at … Continue reading

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More Marcella, Calabria, Puglia — and Not-so-Vegan

I’ve been doing this blog for three years and have been mostly vegan for two.  Tonight’s dinner was pure Italian, more celebrating Marcella’s cooking, touching on Calabria and Puglia as we further explore Italy, and also not-so-vegan.  Since I was … Continue reading

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Strangest Meal of the Week

I know it’s only Wednesday, but I am pretty certain that tonight’s supper will stand up as “strangest meal of the week” for at least several more days. People do weird things when they are hungry.  Tonight I returned home … Continue reading

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Grazie, Marcella (and Laura…)

One of the cornerstones of my cooking for the past 30 years has been Marcella Hazan.  Her first two cookbooks provided many of the fundamentals I’ve used ever since in extracting the essential goodness of wholesome, fresh food.  Yes, I … Continue reading

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Collards, Crostini and Friends

Almost a week has gone by since the last farmer’s market, and it was time to use up last week’s purchases.  Last night our friend, Laura, had made a spectacular vegan meal for me with a collection of dishes, mostly … Continue reading

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Stinging Nettle Gnudi

This afternoon was my first class teaching this semester.  It went well, so I came home, energized for some cooking experimentation.  Yesterday afternoon I stopped by to see Michael and Laura.  They had picked some fresh stinging nettles for me, … Continue reading

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Roasted Beet Salad

I’m still benefitting from the farmer’s market bounty of Saturday.  Today’s lunch was a Beet Salad, made of roasted golden and red beets, chopped red onion, fresh arugula from the garden, some chopped young mustard greens, chunks of roasted red … Continue reading

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