Category Archives: Nature

First Snowfall, Tuesday Night Dinner

Like much of the country as we begin December, we got a hefty chunk of snow the past few days.   Through Sunday evening, Monday, and Tuesday, the total accumulation here was about 12″ of fairly wet snow.  With significant changes … Continue reading

Posted in Almost-Vegan, Food, Nature, Vegetarian, Wine | Leave a comment

Catching Up — Fall 2019 Food Highlights

This omnibus posting is intended to fill in all the gaps in my blog since September.  Teaching two courses took most of my energy, and flat-out laziness accounted for the rest of my lethargy.  In no particular order, here are … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Greek food, Nature, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wine | Leave a comment

Signs of Spring

This past week has shown definite signs of Spring.  These include frequent rain spells, the greening of our surroundings, and a man’s need to play with fire (while cooking on the gas grill and the wood-fired pizza oven). Memorial Day … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Nature, Vegetarian, Wine | Leave a comment

Greek-styled Lunch

Wintry lunches are easy.  Just check the refrigerator for leftovers (or new ingredients you wish to add), select a regional style, pick the wine, prepare and enjoy. Last week one such event developed naturally into a Greek lunch for one.  … Continue reading

Posted in Almost-Vegan, Food, Greek food, Nature, Vegetarian, Wine | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Almost-Vegan, Family, Food, Friends, Nature, Photography, Travels, Vegetarian, Wine | Leave a comment

Walking Down the Driveway in February

February in New England can be very cold, very warm, or a little of both.  Late last month, I walked down the driveway for the mail, and I was struck by the dramatic skies and scenery around me.

Posted in Nature | Leave a comment

Salads in the Snow

I used to dislike salads.  In the 1940’s and 50’s, when I was growing up, salad was a pretty dull affair.  Iceberg lettuce was the norm (probably shipped by rail from California to New York), and if you were lucky, … Continue reading

Posted in Almost-Vegan, Artistic, Food, Humor, Nature, Vegetarian, Wine | 2 Comments