Monthly Archives: January 2014

Magret

Magret, a fillet of meat cut from a breast of duck. Duck is a red, succulent meat which I learned to eat rare or rosé when in France. I have been told that duck doesn’t harbor the bad bacteria that … Continue reading

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Somewhere, Someone is Happy

I have completely lost respect for robins. The have, after all, bird brains. Three days ago I was lusting after an early spring: That was the day after the trees appeared to be smouldering: And now, I no longer am … Continue reading

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The Harbinger of Spring

I absolutely, definitely have to get my seed order in:

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Winter 2014

Sub-zero temperatures, natural gas futures rising, dire snow forecasts, can life get more precarious? Here on the banks of the Oyster River, the sun rises, the snow melts and our biggest worry is a premature ground thaw. We have watched … Continue reading

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A Perfect Pairing

It is very tricky trying to pair wine and cheese, you might encounter a Beaujolais with an Edam or a Chardonnay with a Cantal and I have seen it often suggested that either a Malbec or a Muscat Doux would … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

Wisconsin has many things to be proud of, and on cold winter evenings, the one that springs to mind is its German heritage. I had never heard of a bratwurst before our first relocation to Madison; I was looking forward … Continue reading

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