Author Archives: Peter, a/k/a sourdoughdaddy

About Peter, a/k/a sourdoughdaddy

Husband, dad, personal trainer, cross-country skier, trail runner, writer.

The Hairy Vetch

Remember when you were in third grade?  You’d be hanging out with your friends in the school yard at recess.  And someone would say, “Gluteus maximus,” and you’d all laugh hysterically. That’s the way I feel when I say “hairy … Continue reading

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Altés Herencia Blanco 2012

Is Eric Solomon coming to his senses? Back in the day, I sold European Cellars products. They were great wines.  But many of them shared a trait of having, to my taste, excessive alcohol levels.  This white wine from eastern … Continue reading

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Spanish Holiday: Paella With Sausage, Chicken and Shrimp

When it takes three hours to prepare, it’s  not really a holiday.  But your family and friends will be glad you went to all that effort. Paella originated in Valencia, on Spain’s Mediterranean coast.  If the Wikipedia entry is to … Continue reading

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Our Garden is on Vacation, Call Back in a Year.

For a minute or two I puzzled over the best title for this post.  I thought about Crimson and Clover, after the Tommy James tune. After years of faithfully giving us tomatoes, basil, kale and other nice vegetables, our garden … Continue reading

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Ravishing Braised Radishes

During the Great Depression, my grandfather fed his family with his gun and his garden.  From that magic plot in upstate New York, he grew more vegetables than any home gardener has a right to grow in a measly 250 … Continue reading

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Serendipitous Butternut Squash

At the end of dinner the other night, my wife said, “This is a keeper. You should write this down.”  So I did, and I think it’s worth sharing. Squash sautéed with pears and ground turkey.  Don’t laugh till you’ve … Continue reading

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Fad Diet Insanity

Everyone wants to eat healthy, right?  What happens when one goes on a quest for the ne plus ultra of hip, cutting edge diets?  You get a little crazy.  Erica writes about the quest for the perfect diet on her … Continue reading

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