Monthly Archives: March 2011

Garden update, Week 2

Here’s how the garden looks this week. It’s amazing how much it has grown in the last several days. The tomatoes and squash are taking off- really leafing out nicely. The herbs aren’t moving quite as fast, but they look … Continue reading

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Vinho Verde

This is an interesting wine from Portugal. It is light and refreshing, with a very subtle hint of carbonation. A perfect summer white.

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On the left, a Sidecar, with brandy, Cointreau, and lemon juice. On the right, a New York cocktail, including lemon juice, grenadine, rye whiskey, and a pinch of sugar. Happy Saturday!

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Weeknight dinner

This is a quick one- only one picture.  For dinner Tuesday night, we had grilled flank steak (a standby at our house), along with sauteed kale and chard and mashed cauliflower. The flank steak was predictably good- toothsome, beefy, and … Continue reading

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Making use of CSA produce

On Sunday afternoon, I realized that we still had a fair amount of CSA produce left, with a new delivery coming the next day.  After a surprisingly easy day of cleanup after the party, we made the following dinner. They … Continue reading

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Hangover prevention

Here is my all-time best recommendation for hangover avoidance.  Eat eggs before you go to bed.  I don’t know why, but eggs seem to be the best protein source for keeping hangovers at bay.  Here’s an omelette I made for … Continue reading

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Jello Shots

Last night, we hosted a ‘Hundredth Birthday Party’ for our friends Mike & Suzy (they are both turning fifty).  It was a great party, and pretty easy for us to put on, as they did most of the work. We … Continue reading

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