Category Archives: Almost-Vegan

Fall Visit in the Verde Valley, Arizona

Every November now we travel to the Verde Valley to visit Aaron and to taste his new wines.  This year we could not be at his wine release party for the 2016 wines, so we came out the following week … Continue reading

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NYC — 48-hour Food, Friends & Wine Excursion

A few weeks ago I made my semi-annual short trip to New York City.  As usual, my agenda was primarily sharing food and wine with friends.  Although most recent trips have been by bus on the LimoLiner, this time I … Continue reading

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Thursday Brunch and Dinner

On a more recent note, here are two brief highlights of today’s cooking.  Brunch was simple after my breakfast smoothie.  I sautéed small white button mushrooms with garlic, sliced a little Tomme de Brebis sheep’s milk cheese from Corsica, and … Continue reading

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November Home Cooking

We did some fine cooking in November, but I’m too far behind in blogging to present it in any organized fashion.  Instead, I’ve grabbed some of the best recipes and pix, and will show them here. These are lunches and … Continue reading

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Bacalhau, and a Culinary Detour to Amiens for Soup

Two other items of note recently.  One was Portuguese — the bacalhau.  At Portugalia I bought one of higher quality salt cod fillets and decided one weekend to soak it for two days and then cook it.  I saved the … Continue reading

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Portuguese and Other Delights

It turns out that when I’m teaching two courses in the early Fall, I do have time to cook — but not to blog.  C’est domage, because there are some exciting things to tell you about.  Now that one course … Continue reading

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Lunch Today – Tasting Five Regions in Southern Italy

I love the boisterous flavors of Southern Italy!  Today I was able to prepare a delicious lunch with ingredients from the five southernmost regions (Puglia, Sicily, Calabria, Campania and Basilicata). Ingredienti.  As is often the case, the meal was driven … Continue reading

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