Category Archives: Vegan

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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May Food Highlights

This was a busy month, with schoolwork, travel, and some cooking.  Here are some of the brief highlights of Spring, when we did get into the kitchen. Spicy Guacamole Now that I’ve learned how to make guacamole with some zip, … Continue reading

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Late April Meals — Vegetables and Beans of All Kinds

Asparagus that is good and fresh — even if not local — is an early sign of Spring.  It begins a long procession of long-awaited vegetables, usually accompanied by grains and/or beans.  So it was this late, cold, damp April. … Continue reading

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Cross-Cultural Lunch

One of the concepts we learn early in the process of appreciating wines and their origins is the notion that one should often match with the cuisine from the region in which the grapes are grown.  That process works well … Continue reading

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Weekend Meals, Back Home (Part 2)

The rest of the weekend was equally interesting from a food and wine standpoint, too.  Sunday’s first photo-op, however, was a flower, not food.  Barbara had nursed her two large Amaryllis bulbs all Winter (in fact, in my wine cellar).  … Continue reading

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Weekend Meals, Back Home

Friday night dinner After the New York trip, the weekend back at home was diverse and very enjoyable, too.  Friday night we were at our friends David and Susan’s home for Shabbat dinner, which included another couple as well.  The … Continue reading

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Big Snows, a Georgian Lunch, and Homemade Tagliatelle

Most of the news for the past two weeks has been the heavy snows.  Three Nor’easter storms delivered over 40 inches (1 meter) of new snow in just 11 days.  We survived, as most New Englanders do.  And we marked … Continue reading

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