Category Archives: International

mostly mediterranean

Tortilla! Spanish eggs and potatoes… thoughts on “The Forum”

Tortilla – a wonderful, easy to make stove-top egg and potato dish from Spain, and I remember some friends who went through a 3-day “personal development” course called “The Forum.” Weird stuff.

Two years of recipes – your top sixteen favorites!

Your top 16 favorite recipes from the last 2 1/4 years based on page views – from super simple to exhausting and grueling – and all of them on a rarefied, exalted plane of ultra-deliciousness. Dig in!

Gillian’s amazing potato bake — and near disaster in Nova Scotia

Remembering a rollicking night of excess just doing my job as a journalist and TV writer, the story of John and Marge Fairservice’s survival on a rock in the ocean, and a delicious warm-me-up potato dish provided by my daughter-in-law Gillian.

Savory pumpkin soup – with a Latin accent

A savory – not too sweet – pumpkin soup recipe from Ecuador… with garlic, onion, tomatoes (!!), cumin. Creamy and delicious and very good for you, if you don’t mind a gazillion units of Vitamin A. And one of the best uses of pumpkin since they’re smashed cars in Damariscotta…

36 hours in beautiful St. Andrews, N.B. – Go for it!

Smiles and good feelings on a weekend jaunt to St. Andrews, N.B. and the Land of “eh.” I have no idea why so many Canadians are such wonderful people, but they are, and I’m glad they’re just a few hours away from us.