October 2017

Camembert

Sage Advice About Sage The Herb

Our “Fall Classic”      The World Series has been known as “The Fall Classic” for decades, but in our family, we have recently added our own fall classic. It’s Food & Wine’s recipe for Warmed Camembert With Wild Mushroom Fricassee (see picture above).      We have always liked soft cheeses, especially Brie, and many times we have eaten it warm. We usually serve it with a sweet topping consisting of apples or apricots. Our featured recipe takes more of a savory approach. Instead of Brie we use Camembert. It seems…

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Bowl of chili

Chili And The NFL

    I’ve always associated baseball with hot dogs, basketball with popcorn, and football with chili. Most people I know associate football with tailgating, but to me it’s chili. During most football Sundays, I’ll cook up a pot, and all afternoon the aroma will waft up into the loft where we’re watching the game(s). NFL football and a bowl of red – a match made in heaven. Going Public      I’ve refined my recipe over the years, and it suits my taste to a tee. Every other recipe I have I’m quick to share with…

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Rock music Tom Petty

Rock Music And Wine – A Classic Pairing

A Tribute To Tom Petty      I was saddened to hear of the death of Tom Petty. I loved his music. Whenever I’m in the kitchen for any length of time, I play a hits disc with about half of them Tom Petty songs. Many have served as anthems for me, and I will really miss this Hall Of Fame rocker.       As a tribute, I would like to do a re-post of a blog I did in May. While I guess I thought he would live forever,…

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gun dog with upland game

Putting Food On The Table – Upland Game

  circa 1978                           An homage to my hunting dog, Maisy. She was a delightful companion,                                              a great friend, and a hunting dog par excellence.                                             If we failed to get our limit, she was never at fault.                    The Gun Dog Naught equals the tang of autumn air      Ere winter’s wind sets the leaves asail Urging the gun dog with joyful ploy      To seek the quarry, the wily quail.   Pursuing the search with tireless zest      With vibrant tail, a staccato beat Running gracefully with rhythmic style      Scenting…

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