Category Archives: Almost-Vegan

Bruschette — one with Anchovies and another with Eggplant Purée

Now that I am back from Spring travels in Italy, I will resurrect those memories with a visit to Eataly Boston.  This emporium is a good source for many of the ingredients I use at home.  Two weeks ago I … Continue reading

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Spring Travels — Rome

Aaron flew home from Portugal, and I continued on for another 10 days — first to Rome, then to Hungary.  I had no specific itinerary in Rome.  I decided to go there next for two main reasons, (1) central location, … Continue reading

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Before My Spring Travels

I was traveling in Europe for most of March and half of April, and I plan to tell you about food and wine highlights from there shortly.  But before I do that, let me throw in a few food/wine remembrances … Continue reading

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Catching Up — Food at Home in May

I have some catching up to do here.  About three months’ worth.  Forget chronological order.  When you get this far behind, it does not matter.  So I’ll begin with the most recent, with a few meals this past week. Barbara … Continue reading

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More Tidbits…

Year end was a busy time for cooking.  Learned how to make pure levain bread — no added yeast.  Made one version with whole grains, plus olives and walnuts. Puréed San Franciscano beans, topped with sautéed greens with salt and … Continue reading

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Cross-Cultural Flavors

One of the activities I love best is matching unusual combinations of food and wine across different countries and cultures.  I love it when it works well. Such was the case with my lunch this afternoon.  The components were: Leftover … Continue reading

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Friday Night Pasta

I spent a very frustrating day Friday, during which I was wrestling unsuccessfully with the idiosyncrasies of iTunes on my Mac — attempting to transfer a Playlist and the accompanying 290 songs to my new iPhone.  By 7:00 PM I … Continue reading

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