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Burgers

I’ve never been a goal-maker. I don’t have a bucket list. Yes, there are things that I would like to do – like see an opera at Teatro alla Scala in Milan – but I’m not going to lose any sleep if it doesn’t happen. I have alw...

Ratatouille

Ratatouille From The Garden

We have achieved vegetables! Not a whole lot, but the zucchini and eggplant are looking good. Well… the eggplant is. The zucchini has some issues – I had to get rid of half of the plant – but it’s still producing as only a squash plant ...

Summer Salads

Salads and Sore Muscles

Today was our first actual workout day at the gym. Other than some sore leg muscles, I’m feeli...

Cocotte Burger

Put An Egg On It

I receive a couple of different food and recipe emails during the week – one of which comes fr...

Dried Pepper Hot Sauce

When I was at Gentile’s, yesterday, I saw a bunch of dried peppers hanging by the register. My...

More Salads

We’ve joined a gym, boys and girls. A real gym. With all sorts of wild machines and a pool and...

Orecchiette

Fun stuff in the ‘fridge can often elicit a fun dinner – and a fun dinner is what we had...

Fig Bruschetta

Salads and Fig Bruschetta

Ya remember those over-priced figs I bought on Friday? They became Fig Bruschetta on Saturday! And t...

hot wings

Chicken Wings and The Farmer’s Market

Call me disappointed. One of the things I’ve been looking forward to is being able to shop at ...

Mexican-Inspired Potato Salad

I love it when recipes create themselves… No thought on my part – the ingredients just m...

mafaldine and meatballs

Polpette and Pistachios

The Second Civil War rages on around us, but we’re holding our own. We’re two miles from...

pork chops, apples, and onions

Pork Chops, Apples, and Onions

The joys of retirement and planning little projects… Up towards the top of the list is cleanin...

Summer Salads

It’s summertime. It’s noon and 95°F – that’s 35°C for the civilized world....

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

The latest issue of Fine Cooking Magazine has nine different salad dressings that all look pretty go...