Monthly Archives: December 2013


Pleased to see my friends from New Hampshire Community Seafood last Saturday at the Farmers’ Market at Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford. They actually had a broad selection of fresh, local fish and I opted for two pounds of monkfish. Not … Continue reading

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4 Hour Flour

It is true that most Cajun recipes begin with “. . . first make a roux . . .”, you can’t make gravy without a thickening agent and some techniques really do make things simpler without sacrificing taste or quality. … Continue reading

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New Snow

We had a little snow down but not enough to count. We decided to keep our plans and visit friends in Maine last weekend. It didn’t start snowing until last Saturday evening as we headed to bed. When we got … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2013

My sister-in-law had the majority of her family and mine here for Thanksgiving. It was a week-long celebration of friendship, laughter and food, which seemed all the more appropriate as we delay celebrating our Christmas until late February. The timing … Continue reading

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Is There Really a Difference?

What is the difference between a stalker and the NSA? Other than stalkers being typically less adept at surveillance I doubt there are any other differences. Given the lack of real Congressional outrage, one can only assume that much like … Continue reading

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Maître Restaurateurs

Last July I commented on the concept of ‘home-made’ and how truth in advertising hasn’t always been adopted universally.  We Americans continue to trail the Europeans in understanding what we are eating, where it came from and how it was … Continue reading

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