Travel

Believe it or not, in all the years Steve and I have been together we’ve never gone to Provincetown. He and I had both visited before we met, but never together, and since the whales were making an appearance in Cape Cod Bay we decided we’d do a mid-week mini vacation before the spring yard […]

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Cabo San Lucas is on the Tropic of Cancer, and Barbados is near the equator, and since both are in the tropics and have great food I’ve decided to post my most memorable meals. Somehow they included a lot of desserts. Cabo has great restaurants, and not all of them Mexican. Our favorite Italian restaurant […]

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Every year in which we go to Cabo San Lucas to enjoy our timeshare we attend (or endure, as it were) the “members presentation” which is an excuse to try to sell us more timeshare or membership in a PRC (Private Residence Club). Why do we attend? Because they give us a raft of discounts […]

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The Joys of Carnaval

February 15, 2017

Even if one chooses not to buy the official effigy of Monsieur Bonhomme, the mascot of Carnaval de Quebec, and enter the official Carnaval sites there is lots to see and do in the city. The snow sculpture competition is free and open to the public. Click on image to view full size The ice […]

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My preference in the dead of winter is sunny locales and turquoise water rimmed beaches, but I’ll always make an exception for Winter Carnaval in Quebec. Many shops and restaurants celebrate by keeping their holiday decorations up a bit longer, placing ice sculptures outside their entrances and some even erecting ice bars to serve drinks […]

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The second recipe I wanted to try from the new 177 Milk Street magazine was a chocolate-rum-prune cake that the author of the article about Claire Ptak’s Violet bakery in East London raved about. Ptak used whiskey and almond flour in hers but the author felt adjustments were required in order to make it easier […]

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Never Forget

January 18, 2017

While we were in New York we made a trip to see the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Not an easy task, but as my long-time therapist always said to me, “Pain needs a witness.” There are life’s moments when we all knew exactly where we were when they happened. For me it was JFK’s assassination […]

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Hamilton!

January 11, 2017

Happy New Year! I’m hoping that the sinus infection that has floored me for the last 11 days isn’t a harbinger of things to come in 2017. But while I’ve been down for the count since the beginning of the year I have to say the last few days of 2016 were good ones. Steve […]

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A Little Slice of Heaven

August 25, 2016

My cousin Claudia’s in-laws own a summer cottage in Enfield, NH, and have generously shared it with their kids who in turn have shared it with us. Lake Mascoma is their back yard, and the house has a dock with kayaks and canoes and a bunch of rafts perfect for floating on a hot summer […]

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My Favorite Things

August 3, 2016

Metaxa For the uninitiated the Greeks make a wonderful brandy called Metaxa. Steve and I had a nightcap at the rooftop bar of the Electra Palace, our hotel while in Athens, and I noticed the bottle on the shelf. Actually, two bottles, 5 and 7, denoting how long that particular bottle had been aged. I […]

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