Monthly Archives: September 2014

Quick Trip to the Island and New Creations at Home

It has been a good week.  Last Friday I made an overnight trip to the island, to check in some guests at our summer home.  It was a great excuse to visit my friend, Steve.  That night he and I … Continue reading

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Calabria, via Vino, Olio e Pepperoncino

Some weekday pasta dishes are like old Italian houses.  The main ingredients only need a few repairs, more stucco, and a fresh coat of paint to be charming.  Such was supper tonight.  I was a t school most of the day, and … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Bounty

The farmers market on Sunday is even better than the one on Saturday.  I bought vegetables that looked good to me, brought them home, then figured out what to make after that.  One meal was a simple pan-roasted corn risotto … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Lunch, Farinata for Dinner

I get my food inspirations from many places, chief among them are my cookbooks and food blogs on the Internet.  The past couple of days represent a case in point. Barbara is the arbiter of shelf and table space in … Continue reading

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Chopped Salad ???!!

A few days ago, I was using up stuff in the refrigerator and decided to make a chopped salad for lunch.  Initial reaction is, What kind of meal is that??   The answer is, a very good one.  This is … Continue reading

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Sometimes we need a little salmon…

Being vegan is marvelous — healthy and delicious.  But sometimes we just need a little salmon, especially if it is wild Copper River Sockeye Salmon.  I went to the Quarterdeck seafood market the other day and came home with less … Continue reading

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Labor Day Feast with Friends

A long weekend is always an invitation for us to cook.  This time Barbara was particularly inspired by the Oct/Nov 2014 issue of Fine Cooking, a magazine we had discontinued some time back but to which we recently re-subscribed.  So … Continue reading

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