Monthly Archives: October 2017

Parmesan Rind Added to Lentil Soup

Adding the rind of a wedge of Parmesan cheese to tomato sauce really enhances the flavor. I’ve discovered another use recently. Tossing that rind into lentil soup adds richness and flavor. Definitely worth doing. This is the basic recipe that … Continue reading

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One Pot or Pan Meals

I’m a huge fan of one pot meals. That becomes even more true as the cooler weather sets in and the grill loses its appeal. Braises rank high on my list, along with soups and stews. Paella has been a … Continue reading

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Fall on the Cape

  Turn around and it’s Fall. Leaf-strewn walking trail. Blinking bittersweet. Subtle scent of burning leaves, redolent of seasons past. Shrill cry of migrating geese. Squirrels scamper in instinctive rush to forage and gather. Answering the call of winds of … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

Back to reality. Was it only yesterday that our cruise ship sailed into Boston Harbor? How quickly the sights and sounds of wind and water and other ports of call become the stuff of memory. Home to a beautiful day. … Continue reading

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Little Boat

    little boat buffeted rudderless tossed  to and fro by prevailing  winds

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  I found this poem when I was cleaning out an old file cabinet. Madora was Sam’s mother.  Only Sam and one of his sisters, who was adopted by our friends, Peter and Fay, remain alive seventeen years later. This … Continue reading

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Sleeping Sam

so much depends upon a sleeping cat in a puddle of sunlight on an autumn afternoon. (with thanks to William Carlos Williams)

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