Category Archives: Wine

Quick Culinary Excursion — Another Pasta Dish

Most often my daytime menu is driven by two forces in the kitchen: available ingredients desired cookware Today’s Sunday lunch was a good example.  It started with a relatively new cast iron skillet I purchased recently from Food52 and was … Continue reading

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Another Saturday Lunch, Three Weeks Ago

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that on Saturday mornings when my wife is off doing other things, I have two major activities: take the garbage out to the town facility play with my food … Continue reading

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World Class Leftovers?…. and Saturday Lunch

We are sometimes accused of having world-class leftovers in our fridge.  While there may be some truth in that, I can assure you that those leftovers — in their natural habitat — look anything but “world-class”.  For example, here are … Continue reading

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Other January Highlights

The previous post began my attempt to play catch up with this month’s food and wine.  Here are a few more highlights, mostly visual. Greek Islands — Briami Me Maratho One of the stars is an easy baked vegetable dish … Continue reading

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Oops!

Oops! as an exclamation is appropriate for the fact that it has been over a month since my last post.  However, I’m also increasingly aware that it is an acronym that represents almost everything I cook (with the exception of … Continue reading

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Baked Mixed Vegetables a la Marcella (Misto di Verdure al Forno)

As many of you know from my blog, I have been an ardent fan of Marcella Hazan’s cooking for many years.  Tonight, however, my admiration reached new heights, with a relatively simple dish of baked vegetables.  Only Marcella could coax … Continue reading

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For Want of Some Hellman’s….

You know the old adage about “for want of a nail, etc.”  Today’s post is all about the unintended consequences (mostly good ones) of the fact that Barbara ran out of mayonnaise in the house.  She wanted to make a … Continue reading

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