Tag: food

Jan 01

Philippines 2010

This article was modified from a review I wrote of my 2010 trip to the Philippines. That review was written in email format and sent to family and friends. I edited some things and added hyper-links for further explanation and deeper exploration of the subject. This trip to the Philippines was very interesting and served …

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Dec 31

3 + 2 Duck Recipes

I found a source for fresh duck! Fresh duck compared to frozen duck is…well, no comparison. As a general rule, all meats and fish are best when prepared with fresh, not previously frozen ingredients. This is especially true with duck. Duck can tend to be tough and stringy if you start with a frozen product. …

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Dec 25

The Holiday Beef Roast

On Christmas some Americans will have a turkey for the family dinner. Others families enjoy ham and still others may have roast duck or goose. The tradition in my home has always been to have a beef roast. If we are hosting a large group a rib roast is often preferred. Roasting a rib section …

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Nov 14

Thanksgiving and the stuffed bird

At this time of year, most Americans begin to make preparations for the holiday known as Thanksgiving. It is always celebrated on the last Thursday of November. Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday of mine because it is a day to acknowledge and give thanks for the bounty of foods we are so very fortunate to possess. …

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Nov 04

3 Clam Recipes

Long ago, before modern refrigeration and mandatory sanitation standards, it was accepted practice to only eat raw shellfish in cooler weather, in months with an “R”. The primary reason was that the bacteria count in the water tends to be higher in warmer months. Another reason to not harvest oysters in warmer months is due …

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Oct 04

Is autumn the end of the gardening season?

Autumn is upon us and the leaves have begun to change to their final display of colors. It is a lovely time of year. The daylight hours are noticeably shorter. The air is crisp and cool. I feel the heavy dew each morning as I go to look at the last few crops in my …

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Jun 19

Amsterdam Weekend

While visiting in London this past March, we decided to take a weekend trip across the English Channel to Amsterdam, Holland, also known as The Netherlands. Amsterdam is a lovely city offering good food, art, architecture, a lively night scene, coffeeshops, shopping, and a very friendly atmosphere. It is an easy hop from London Heathrow …

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Jun 02

London 2012

  My flight to London/Heathrow was scheduled to arrive at 6:50 but due to strong tailwinds we were ahead of schedule by almost an hour. It was my first bit of travel to go with only carry-on luggage. The case I got for carry-on fit all required dimensions and I packed most of my things …

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