Category Archives: Dining

Wine vs. Diet Coke: Doing the Math

(Original Blog from December, 2011) The Euro and the Pound aren’t nearly as strong as they were five years ago when I first posted this blog but when it comes to value, table wine in Europe is still a better … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Memories

“An Italian Wedding” was originally published in 2011 and is one of my favorite blogs about the G family, our cousins who live in the Piemonte Region of Northern Italian. The following year the bride and groom and his parents … Continue reading

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Tomato Sundae, Anyone?

I’ve written before about my friend E, caterer, farmer, and food preservationist extraordinaire who often challenges my ingenuity with summertime gifts of produce that require immediate attention to avoid spoilage. Such was the case several weeks ago when she passed … Continue reading

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Marinara Sauce, My Way

Hubby D and I were driving home from our place at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks when my cell phone rang. It was my good friend E, who along with her husband J, have a successful year-round catering business, mostly … Continue reading

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Omelet, Anyone?

Unless I’m traveling, I seldom sit down to breakfast in a restaurant or diner. But when those few occasions do arise, I’m rarely satisfied with the results. Even when perusing a substantial buffet, I wind up with the most basic … Continue reading

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Project Casalago

You may recall my recent blog “Hanging Out with the Guys.” The one about Hubby D and me driving to Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks and passing two of his fishing buddy friends who were parked alongside Interstate 70. We … Continue reading

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Hanging Out with the Guys

Time sure flies when you’re having fun. Or, time can be your enemy when self-imposed deadlines don’t materialize, especially those involving major construction projects. Hard to believe but it’s been nine months since our family decided to enlarge Casalago, our … Continue reading

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