Asparagus Season—A Reason to Celebrate Spring

Asparagus Season—A Reason to Celebrate Spring

 Spring —Now is the right time. If there is one reason to eat asparagus, there might be a dozen.   The flavor of asparagus is elusive to describe. Is it buttery or herbal, mellow or nutty, or delicious and surprising? Maybe all of these! The delicate taste of...

A Story about Walnuts

A Story about Walnuts

Did you know the botanically speaking, a nut is a fruit with a hard shell containing a single seed. The true nuts you might encounter in the produce aisle include hazelnuts and chestnuts. Many of the products sold as “culinary nuts” belong to other botanical...

Good Gadget-Microplane Herb Mill

Good Gadget-Microplane Herb Mill

Tired of chopping parsley? I am. I remembered my favorite garnish gadget one day when my cooking time was limited. I already had parsley washed and destemmed in a plastic bag in the veggie drawer of the refrigerator. I pulled it out of the refrigerator along with the...

A Special Day in Dublin—Bloomsday and We Are Here

A Special Day in Dublin—Bloomsday and We Are Here

  100th anniversary—Couples walking down O'Connell lStreet all dressed up. "Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce, observed annually in Dublin and elsewhere on 16 June, the day his 1922 novel Ulysses takes place in...

Delighting In Uncommon Grocery Items—Malahide, Ireland

Delighting In Uncommon Grocery Items—Malahide, Ireland

Shopping for breakfast items to avoid too-many-tempting-buffet-items at hotel. Came across this surprising ready-made, refrigerated Spanish Tortilla  (3.99 Euro). Unfortunately,  our room does not have a microwave. Never liked the stuff, i.e. fondant icing but amazed...

Pool Lit -Stanley Tucci’s Autobiography, Taste, Continued

Pool Lit -Stanley Tucci’s Autobiography, Taste, Continued

The last chapter in Taste was hard to listen to.  Stanley had pain in his mouth and it turned out to be cancer.  Chemo and radiation left his body fragile with a 30 pound weight loss.  After 2 1/2 years of suffering, a lot of it in bed and ill from even the smell of...

Western New York State—Apple Country in the Fall

A Visit to Apple Country A glorious visit to apple country and friends in Western New York State along the shores of Lake Ontario on a recent visit for Roy's special 30th Anniversary celebration of New Horizons in Rochester, created many tasty eating opportunities,...

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