Category Archives: Wine

Midnight Snack: Bruschetta with Friends

Sometimes I need a midnight snack.   Peanut butter or Cheez-Its don’t do the trick.  Tonight was one of the more elaborate versions — satisfying my hunger, desire for favorite foods, and restoring delightful flavors to my mouth before bedtime.  It … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla Chitarrra con Vongole

Pasta with clam sauce, if you will.  Today’s lunch, and one of my most frequent meals over time.  Just a dozen of the smallest littleneck clams, a handful of pasta, olive oil, sliced garlic, a little Calabrian hot pepper, chopped … Continue reading

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Barbara’s Culinary Artistry — revised on February 9th

I actually do about half or less of the cooking.  Barbara is a superb and prolific cook in her own right.  Tonight was all hers. I went to an afternoon movie (Tuesday is special pricing – $6), so I was … Continue reading

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Assorted Mouthfuls

During the past week I’ve been lax in the food photo department, so this entry is less organized and attractive than full meals I would normally document.  I’ve been as active and exploratory as ever, but I will ask you … Continue reading

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Baked Zucchini and Vegetables with Brown Rice

One of the most appealing dishes I have is an oval ceramic plate with handles, made in Portugal and bought on sale at Williams-Sonoma several years ago.   The dish was the inspiration for tonight’s dinner. The recipe was my own … Continue reading

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Tagliolini with Swiss Chard, Baby Artichokes, and Pomodorini

Sometimes when I make dinner, it comes out not just close to what I imagined, but actually better!  Tonight was one of those rare nights. As usual the meal began a few days earlier, with the gathering of ingredients.  On … Continue reading

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Non-Traditional Holiday Meals

We rarely have traditional Christmas season meals at home.  However, since I am still in my Greek food groove, I made a dish for last night’s supper that was another riff on the Briami ( Greek baked vegetables) theme, using … Continue reading

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