Category Archives: food

Unexpected gifts are always the most savory

Over the last quarter century we have composted our food scraps, raising the soil in the backyard nearly 5 inches. Occasionally the compost doesn’t get hot enough so when we place the fresh soil out in the spring we get … Continue reading

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s “Summer”

Presently in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, this painting of “Summer” is from Arcimboldo’s original Four Seasons, painted in 1563. This is the only version with both the artist’s name and the date “woven” into the collar and shoulder of the … Continue reading

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Kale Quinoa Patties

We tried a new recipe last night— Kale Quinoa Patties. JB found the recipe online. These are the best vegetarian burgers ever. Very close to the texture and taste of hamburgers. We’re very excited to experiment with all kinds of … Continue reading

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Gourmet Birthday

Last night we celebrated IB’s birthday at Kendall College. Here are some of the amazing dishes we ate, created by the seniors at the school and served to us by the hospitality majors. Yes, life is good (and quite luscious).

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Romanian Pot le gel

My Romanian grandmother (my mother’s mother) used to make this dish and when I was young, I hated it. My mother would put great big dollops of it on her salad instead of dressing or slather it across thick slices … Continue reading

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The designated walker

Last night we were invited to the “friends and family” night at the Peckish Pig. It’s a new brew pub that is opening tomorrow and is about two blocks from our house. Last night was an opportunity for the new … Continue reading

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Though it looks like dinner, it’s really our supper.

This morning in advisory, we made pancakes to celebrate the end of February—the shortest month of the year, the longest month of the year. Definitely a calendrical paradox. The pancakes were warm, filled with chocolate chips, covered with bountiful maple … Continue reading

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