Category Archives: Nature

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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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.

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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

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Snowy Day Soup

It’s a good thing I’ve lived in New England for more than 50 years; it has taught me how to survive on days like this.  By this, I mean: temperatures in the teens (Fahrenheit), wind at 10-20 mph, and steady … Continue reading

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Snowstorms, Favorite Ingredients, Small Vegan Meals

End of December in New England.  Time for snow, power outages, cold weather.  Plus family, friends, and  — of  course — food and wine.  Click on the top photo for the full size view of our driveway after I plowed … Continue reading

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Slightly Random Views

We spent a delightful weekend in Portland, Maine, with our friends, Pat and Pete.  Highlights included the Winslow Homer Exhibit at the Museum of Art, Mexican Train ( a dominoes game from San Miguel), a long — and ultimately successful … Continue reading

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Vegan Supper in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

From North Carolina to Maine, most people on the East Coast encountered Hurricane Sandy, a truly significant event, these past two days.  I hope you and your loved ones are all safe and starting to recover. We’ve been without electrical … Continue reading

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