Excerpts from James Michener’s “Centennial,” and thoughts on the American lure of isolation and being alone.
Simple and sumptuous shepherd’s pie, made with ground lamb (I mean, shepherds don’t herd cows, right?), and one final pitch in favor of Ranked Choice Voting for Maine, now at issue in a citizen’s petition attempting to veto the state legislature’s repeal from this past October.
Bourbon balls! Easy-to-make, truffle-like, tongue-tantalizing orbs of holiday joy. I make these every year for family and far-flung friends – it’s a great solution to the “what-do-I-give-so-and-so” problem some of us face each year.
My review of “The Lion King: A Brothers’ Tale” at the Strom Theater in Rockport this past weekend. Narrative dance fully reclaimed.
A brief memory from my old days on the family farm, and a fabulous Moroccan lamb dish — Tagine lamb kefta (lamb balls)!
Some thoughts on a hygge-filled Thanksgiving, and a couple of games to play if things get, you know, kind of slow.
A great chile relleno recipe from one of New Mexico’s finest chef’s, Joseph Wrede of Joseph’s of Santa Fe, formerly Joseph’s Table in Taos. This is a rare blog entry for me — something ultra-gourmet.
Joe Hyde’s unbeatable high-heat roast beef – a repost, but a personal favorite.
Snippets of memories from Boston’s ultra-exclusive Somerset Club, and another shameless promotion of one of my favorites, Welsh Rarebit.
What’s the lure of a distant vanishing point on the open road? And why do we celebrate it so much in song and literature? In “Easy Rider,” Peter Fonda says “We blew it,” but they had one helluva good ride. Also, classic French baguettes – a two day event.