Category Archives: Almost-Vegan

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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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Farmers Markets, Whole Grain Rye Levain, Bulgarian Cheese, and Italian Wine

Two weekends ago I was able to delight in fresh vegetables from nearby sustainable farms, bake some fresh breads, and drink favorite wines from Italy.  What could be better than that? Here is some of my haul from the farmers: … Continue reading

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NYC Trip – June 2018

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you will know that I make short pilgrimages to NYC a couple of times each year for FFW — i.e. Friends, Food, and Wine.  This year is unusual, in that my previous … Continue reading

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More Italian Dinners

Two recent meals at home were definitively Italian.  One was Cianfotta, about which I wrote last November.  I made the dish pretty much by the book, except for the addition of some excellent fresh spinach.  You can check the recipe … Continue reading

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Leek and Six Onion Risotto

The refrigerator is low on fresh vegetables, since we’ll be traveling soon, so I had to be creative with what we had available to make dinner tonight.  I decided to make a risotto with seven members of the allium plant … Continue reading

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