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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The Tastes of Southern Spain

August 8, 2017

I love to travel, and while the people, sights and sounds of a place are enchanting, for me it’s all about the food. La Costa de la Luz did not disappoint, at least most of the time. I’m a contributor on Trip Adviser, and I like to give honest reviews of a place. But taste […]

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The Sights of Southern Spain

August 2, 2017

The Costa de la Luz in the Province of Cádiz (in southwestern Spain) has beautiful Atlantic facing beaches; wide, flat with fine sand and long stretches to walk. The town of Los Caños de Meca, where our accommodations were located is home to the Trafalgar lighthouse. The lighthouse is located on a headland where the 1805 naval Battle of Trafalgar, […]

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Costa de la Luz

July 25, 2017

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Spanish tourists from just north of here frequent this area of southern Spain, and I’ve come to learn that many German and Swiss tourists have discovered this beautiful part of the world as well. Some Spanish is a necessity; we met only a handful of people who spoke […]

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Tuna Wars

July 19, 2017

No, not Iron Chef vs. Gordon Ramsey or any such nonsense; real wars between tuna fishermen in the Straits of Gibraltar and the orcas that come to feed when the tuna are running. Did I mention we were in Spain? We met our friends Teresa and Pablo at Meerlust Las Ballenas, a luxury B&B in […]

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