Category Archives: Holidays

Pretzel rolls!!! 5/12/19

Since I am still pretty sick with this cold, all our plans were cancelled for Mother’s Day. This means I don’t get to see our son and daughter-in-law or our grandkids, or sip mimosas, and open lots of cards. So … Continue reading

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Holiday dinner. 4/27/19

Our belated family Passover dinner was a big success culinarily. It was less of a success family-wise because both grandkids and their mom were sick and could not come. So that was a real letdown.  Feel better soon! But since … Continue reading

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Shrimp biryani. 3/21/19

Biryani is an Indian dish thought to have been brought to India by Arab traders and has an etymology stemming from the Persian word for rice. Since it is the first day of Spring, it is also Nowruz, a new year’s … Continue reading

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Red beans and rice. 1/1/19

Let the cooking begin! I am sooooo happy to be back in my own kitchen! Though I am not a big believer in luck, I figure that a traditional lucky dinner to start the new year couldn’t hurt. So I … Continue reading

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Christmas dining. 12/25/18

Our son and his wife arrived and met us in Florence. We are celebrating Christmas here. Unfortunately we could not procure our usual Christmas bagels and lox so we settled for Italian panattone. There is a bakery downstairs from the … Continue reading

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Humble Offerings. 12/14/18

Tonight we go out to a simple wine bar in the neighborhood near our hotel in Orvieto. Our first thought is to have a little antipasti and a glass of wine but the appetizer is so good we decide to … Continue reading

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Latkes!!!!!! 12/6/18

Tonight we have our traditional Hanukkah celebration. Our daughter has invited a friend and we are all feeling festive. John takes his deep-frying rig out to the patio so our kitchen is not a grease bomb and we are ready … Continue reading

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