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Spring Travels — Puglia – part 2

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After staying in Lecce for 5 nights and touring on the Adriatic coast, we switched to Gallipoli on the other side of the “boot”.  Here are some photos from that area. In Gallipoli we wanted plenty of vegetables to counterbalance … Continue reading

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Spring Travels — Puglia 2019

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In April we took another trip.  This time is was Barbara and me, in Puglia.  It was her first time there, and I was eager to show her many of the things I enjoyed in my previous two trips.  This … Continue reading

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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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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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Old New England Seaport, Great New Restaurant, and New Orleans Jazz at its Best

Let me explain the headline: it all began with an email from my favorite jazz band, the New Black Eagle Jazz Band, announcing a concert last Saturday in Newburyport, about 60 miles from our home. I’ve been an avid fan … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Gnocchi, Venetian Style

With all these posts about great restaurant dining, I think it is time I pointed out that I still love to cook, too.  Last weekend we had our grandsons staying over for two days, and Saturday we went to the … Continue reading

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New Year Eclectic

Hope you had a good New Year’s celebration.  For us, it is one of the most understated holidays of all, so we chose to have our grandsons (ages 7 and 9) stay overnight; that way both we and the young … Continue reading

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