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Things That Grow Together Go Together

I have lots of tomatoes on my tomato plants: large ones, small ones, cranberry greenish heirlooms, and canary yellow ones. The voracious woodchucks and chipmunks (I watched a little Alvin wrestle a tomato off a plant on my deck, roll it across to the stairs, and then snag it in his mouth like a toddler carrying […]

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What Can You Do With All Of Those Darn Tomatoes?

It’s a banner year for tomatoes in the northeast and I have red ones — both large and small — pinkish ones that are sort of heart shaped, plums, green striped ones, and canary yellow ones. The voracious woodchucks and chipmunks (I watched a little Alvin wrestle a tomato off a plant on my deck, […]

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Watermelon: Tastes Good, Looks Good, And Fills You Up

How much fun is it to sit on some porch steps or on a big rock and spit watermelon seeds. (I know, seedless watermelons not only exist, they are the most popular watermelon in the US.)  Maybe even have a contest.  Okay – so not everyone gets as much of a kick out of it […]

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Eating In Tuscany: A Recipe For Farro Salad

My Tuscan Eating Adventures (Part 1, Farro) My photos taken outside the cafe and during preparation of the farro salad. I had the rare pleasure of spending last week in the village of Volpaia, Italy, resident population of 52, a picturesque fortified medieval hamlet in the Chianti Classico wine district. High on a hilltop just […]

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The Goat

Katsikaki:  Kid Goat It all started last fall on a trip to Washington DC. I had dinner at Komi, a fabulous Greek/Mediterranean restaurant.  The highlight (or one of the highlights, there were many) was katstikaki, Greek for a kid goat.  I have had goat before, but this preparation was memorable. Fast forward 5 months.  I […]

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