A brief memoir of a spontaneous 2-week trip to Roatan Island, off Honduras, in 1972, with no reservations anywhere – and just a few hints why I wouldn’t seek to return. Some things happen once, and should stay that way.
A risky foray into male and female brains… and a terrific Greek lemon cake with a coin hidden inside – a traditional New Year’s Day treat.
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.