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Sep 01

A few very nice wines

To go along with several end of summer BBQ feasts I opened up a few wines that I’ve had on hand. Most of these wines were from Spain, a producer of quality wines if you know what to look for, and a couple from Italy, including a seven year old bottle of Amarone. If you …

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Aug 29

End of Summer ’17

As the summer months closed out, I enjoyed some delicious foods cooked outside, plenty of salads and veggies from the garden too. Some pics from the late summer garden;   Peas came in abundance this season and due to the cooler temperatures and plenty of rain, they seemed to produce for a longer duration than …

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Aug 16

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Montreal is located in the province of Quebec, in eastern Canada. The city sits on an island at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and Ontario Rivers. Canada is a country that extends across an expansive land mass, but is inhabited by a comparatively small population. Much of that land mass is frozen for a good …

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Aug 06

“The tour from hell” turned into a dead end.

As tribute to the late Jerry Garcia, I have established August as a month to celebrate his musical achievements here on the blog. This article explains some of the details associated with the final months of his life and, on a more positive note, shares a link to one of the more fun Grateful Dead …

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Jul 12

Cooking with Charcoal

In the summertime outdoor cooking can almost be imperative, because cooking inside the house becomes unbearably hot. Use of charcoal for cooking outdoors is one way to avoid heating up the house. Additionally, cooking with charcoal in winter months can help to add a little variety to the daily menu at home. Some basics; For …

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Jul 11

North Carolina Style Pig Roast

At the annual Green family picnic this year, Rich and Kim decided to try a different method for roasting the pig. This is different from the manner in which they cook pig for their restaurant. This method is called the North Carolina style. It involved splitting the hog in half down the spine and slow …

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Jul 10

Peas in a Pod…or not?

Fresh peas – follow this link to learn more. Two varieties I like to grow (and eat) are the sugar snap and snow peas. Both are edible pod varieties. There are, of course, other varieties which the shells are simply too tough to be eaten. For me the edible pod variety is best, because of their …

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Jul 01

Thinking of America

As the Independence Day Holiday approaches, I reflect on the land in which I was born and raised. Robert Frost, one of America’s greatest poets, wrote a short but interesting verse about our nation. It is titled, The Gift Outright – In the sixteen lines of this poem, Frost tells the American story from colonialism, …

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Jun 22

The Wind in the Willows

In 1908 Kenneth Grahame penned the children’s story titled, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. Grahame, a contemporary of Oscar Wilde, grew up along the banks of the River Thames. At that time the area surrounding the Thames was pastoral, though London town was quite crowded and dirty due to the common use of coal as …

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Jun 19

Ah….Summer!

While I generally don’t enjoy hot weather, summer is a great time of year to do needed repairs to home and garden. Summer is the time of year when all of the work I put into my vegetable garden repays me with a bounty of fresh foods for the table or into the freezer for …

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