Category Archives: Family

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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Last two meals in August: Pasta with Vegetables, and Potato, Red Onion and Pecorino Pizza

With Farmers Markets on both Saturday and Sunday, the end of August was an opportunity to indulge in our favorite adventures — a meal replete with pasta and great vegetables one day, and Sarah and the family the next day … Continue reading

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Family, Food, Regional Cooking, and Identity

I was particularly attracted to a small poster I saw recently on Facebook: It purports to be a quote from Marcella, but I can’t verify that, although it is consistent with her observations throughout her cookbooks.  Not long after seeing … Continue reading

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Supplement: Video Interview with Ravioli Chefs

In last Sunday’s blog, we featured homemade ravioli.  Here is a brief interview with the chefs:

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187 degrees out of phase

Except for breakfast, lunch, and dinner today, Barbara and I ate all our meals together, as we usually do.  Why was that, you ask?  Well, when you and your life partner are 187 degrees out-of-phase with your biorhythms and food … Continue reading

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