Caramelized Pork with Orange and Sage

June 8, 2017

Milk Street Magazine had an interesting recipe in their May-June issue: Caramelized Pork with Orange and Sage, an Argentinean take on pork tenderloin. It sounded delicious, and was pretty healthy with the exception of a whole bunch of turbinado sugar. I wondered if I could lighten it up. Replacing sugar can be tricky – some […]

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Off the Meds

May 22, 2017

Shortly before my 50th birthday I was diagnosed with CML, or Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. I was pretty sure I was the butt of some cosmic joke; who gets cancer and turns 50 at the same time? Well, thanks to new medicines that target specific chromosomes and the prayers of my family, my work family and […]

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A Gentleman In Moscow

May 17, 2017

I’ve read many books and loved many books, but A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles may have just become my favorite. A Gentleman in Moscow is the 30-year saga of the Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov, who is placed under house arrest inside the Metropol Hotel in Moscow in 1922 when the Bolsheviks spare him […]

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Thar She Blows in Provincetown!

May 10, 2017

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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Good Friends and Daffodils

May 2, 2017

Just after Easter I had the pleasure of visiting Parsons Reserve, one of the areas under the jurisdiction of the Dartmouth National Resources Trust, which is a non-profit, accredited land trust established in 1971. It is supported by members and donations, and protects more than 5,000 acres of land and maintains more than 35 miles […]

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Turtle Time

April 26, 2017

While in Barbados I had the great pleasure of snorkeling with some Hawksbill and Green Sea Turtles. These guys were trained to know that when the dive boats came that they’d get some grub, so while it wasn’t as special as coming upon them in the “wild” it was still pretty special. There are three […]

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The Girls’ Still Got It

April 19, 2017

My friend and hairstylist Cindy and I have hopefully started a tradition this year. We went to the Caribbean to sit on a beach and do nothing for a week. And we got a lot of nothing into that week. This year was Barbados, and the Hilton Needham Point Resort. It’s a big property with […]

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Eating My Way Through the Tropics

April 13, 2017

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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Wheeling and Dealing in Cabo

March 27, 2017

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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What We Remember

March 14, 2017

One of our neighbors passed away this week. She wasn’t very old, only in her 70’s, although she did have some kind of health issue. But that wasn’t what she died from; her passing was completely unexpected. She had been fine, her husband told me. They were going to attend a grandson’s musical performance and […]

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