Tag Archives: postaweek 2011

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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Abbaye des Monges “Augustine” La Clape Coteaux de Languedoc 2007

A mouthful of a name for an interesting red wine. The nose is a mix of blueberries, grilled meat and smoky or gamy nuances.  The palate is fresh and medium-bodied with bright acidity.  The fruit  is  a teaser, never quite … Continue reading

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Azienda Vinicola Palama Arcangelo Salice Salentino DOC 2008

Back in the day, Dr. Cosimo Taurino’s wonderful Salice Salentino Riserva  introduced me to the pleasures of southern Italian wines.  Mea culpa: I sold Taurino products to make my living, but they’re truly wonderful wines. Palamá’s Arcangelo Salice Salentino reminded … Continue reading

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Spicy Stir-Fried Tofu With Vegetables

I’ve always been intimidated by Chinese cooking.  We grew up with the occasional meal in a Chinese restaurant, and the meals always looked complicated to prepare.  This meal can be ready in under an hour – great if you come … Continue reading

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Pasta with Chard and Sausage – SImple and Quick for the Summer

For the abundance of Swiss chard in our garden right now, I recreated a dish I’ve consumed more than once at Nicola’s in Lake Placid, NY.  There are multiple variations on this:  one can substitute other greens for chard; use … Continue reading

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Early Summer Garden

This year is a transition year for our garden.  A  Rutgers soil analysis showed that our soil was on the alkaline side.  After years of dumping pounds and pounds of manure, compost and new topsoil each spring, we chose to … Continue reading

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A Word on Wine Reviews

Sorry that I’ve been away.  Clearly, I’ve not kept up with the whole WordPress post-a-week challenge.  There’s another site that I’m bringing up to speed, and I’m a contributing writer yet somewhere else. As I’ve picked up a batch of … Continue reading

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