Category Archives: Hungry Passport

Romanesco Romance

Right now there’s a deluge going on here in Southern California, something we should be happy about, seeing as we’re in the midst of a beastly drought that threatens to destroy crops and livelihoods. But rain like this is troubling … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Sides

I hate turkey. There. I’ve said it. Does this make me a Thanksgiving Grinch? When I was a kid my family only ate turkey on Thanksgiving and Christmas, and we ate it at a relative’s house. I was never impressed … Continue reading

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The Southern Parfait

  First, an announcement, which really does lead into this blog entry, I promise! This past year I dredged up memories of my favorite Southern cocktail, the Coke-and-peanuts combo that I enjoyed during my growing up years in Tennessee, and … Continue reading

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When You Just Can’t Bear to Throw It Away…

Lately life has gotten way-out-of-hand busy. I won’t go into the particulars, but I did slow down long enough to consider a jar in the fridge door this afternoon. It had held green olives preserved in lemon olive oil. They … Continue reading

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Grape Leaves: Once More From the Waste-Not-Want-Not Department

While doing some trimming today we accidentally brought down a branch from the grape vine in our backyard arbor. I’ve been waiting for our modest vine to become a vast and verdant shade for several years now–if not exactly in … Continue reading

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