Food

And the Party Continues

November 28, 2017

You all know I’ve been celebrating my 60th birthday since about mid-summer. The actual date was Thanksgiving, 11/23 and the dance party was the night after. And what a great birthday celebration it all was. Having my brother from another mother, Mark, and his wife Jan here for the holiday was so special and I […]

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As the weather cools I look for soul satisfying soups and stews to take the chill off and to use available seasonal ingredients, especially fall crops like leeks. I am a big fan of leeks. Yes, they can be a pain to clean, but they make everything I do with them better. I use them […]

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For the Love of Pumpkin

November 1, 2017

I keep reading articles about people being “pumpkin-ed out”. That’s just heresy. Fall wouldn’t be fall without pumpkin. I will say that I believe Starbucks has changed the recipe of their pumpkin spiced latte, which in my opinion is not as good as it used to be. But that won’t make me break up with […]

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The Hurting Time

October 11, 2017

I just read a wonderful novel called The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. I read a passage that was so insightful, so appropriate for anyone experiencing grief that I felt the need to share it with all of you. We are all reeling from another mass casualty event, 58 people dead and scores injured; […]

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My New Gig

September 20, 2017

I still read the local newspaper. Daily. Cover to cover. Well, I scan the sports section for items of interest and for enough info to be dangerous (or to be able to fill in a sports-related crossword clue). As a foodie I always looked forward to the Wednesday food pages, and for many years a […]

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World’s Largest Paella Pan

September 13, 2017

I now own the world’s largest paella pan. Well, technically, not. There are bigger, but I don’t know how anyone could lift them when they’re full of food. This puppy is 24” across and takes up 4 burners of my 6-burner stove. It’s awesome. I realized a real paella pan needed to live in my […]

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Eat More Fish

September 7, 2017

I’m trying to eat more fish. My problem is that I like the high fat fish like salmon, and the pricy stuff like shrimp, scallops and lobster. And my favorite way to eat simple white fish is to sauce it up with tomatoes, capers and olives, but even that requires a fish that won’t fall […]

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Spicy Thai Chicken

August 30, 2017

We eat a lot of chicken. It’s fast, tasty, and mostly healthy (I’m not one to heavily sauce it unless it’s an occasion or I’m having a craving and I rarely deep fry). I have a standard rub that I use before grilling or roasting, but I use that rub on pork as well, so […]

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The Corn Guy

August 23, 2017

The Corn Guy is back. I know summer is in full swing, regardless of the weather, when the Corn Guy is back. He parks his truck on the south end of Berdon Way in Fairhaven just before the bike path and plants a “CORN” sign at the entrance to the Staples Plaza. There’s always a […]

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Lovely Cadiz

August 16, 2017

This will be my last post about beautiful Andalusia, Spain. We saw but a small piece of it, and enjoyed the beaches, villages and restaurants very much. But one of the places I wanted to make sure we visited was the city of Cadiz, which was founded around 1100 BC by the Phoenicians and is […]

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