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Monthly Archives: March 2010
But is it Real Picadillo?
Our recent journey home through the American southwest presented more than a few opportunities to sample the local regional fare of many locales. I’d love to say we were blown away by exceptional dishes at any number of dining venues, … Continue reading
A New Garden Secret
One of the fun parts of returning home after an absence of two months is in checking out how the various trees, shrubs, and garden have “weathered” the elements of a Northwest winter. For me, the major item is always … Continue reading
Posted in Braising, Food, Garden, Oregon, Simple Dishes Tagged Brussels Sprout seed heads, Brussels sprouts, Brussels sprouts greens, winter garden 15 Comments
But, Can You Come Home Again?
I’ve always been fascinated with Thomas Wolfe’s concept about how man can’t retrace his/her steps through experience and growth – and the older we get, the truer this concept becomes. It’s like our spirit is kept prisoner in the depths … Continue reading
Going Where No Man Has Gone Before, … with Bill
It’s been more than a week since I’ve posted – reason being that it’s difficult -if not impossible- to work on one’s blog when on the road. Whatever. But I thought I’d do a travel related post, since this is … Continue reading
Posted in Opinion, Philosophy, and Assorted BS, Travel Tales Tagged America's Best Value Inn Kerrville, Country Inn and Suites Tucson, Crowne Plaza Lafayette, Extended Stay America Austin, Holiday Inn Express El Paso, La Quinta Galveston, La Quinta Las Cruses, Lafayette Hilton, Marriott Courtyard Palm Springs, Microtel Pensacola, Motel 6 El Centro, Motel 6 Fort Stockton, Priceline, Priceline tips, Ramada Plaza Stockton, Townplace Suites Pensacola 3 Comments
Our Jax “Cold Weather” Restaurant Adventures
Our winter respite in Florida is now over, and notwithstanding the colder than normal weather, our enjoyment of Jacksonville and its restaurants was not dampened. When I arrived here, I made a point of checking out any active Jacksonville restaurant … Continue reading
Posted in Opinion, Philosophy, and Assorted BS, Travel Tales Tagged 13 Gypsies, Bistro Aix, Clark's Fish Camp, Jacksonville Florida, La Herencia Cafe, Mojo BBQ, Moon River Pizza, Mossfire Grill, Orsay, restaurant reviews, Saigon Time, Sala Thai Restaurant, Silver Star, Sumo Sushi, The Brick, The Shiek, World Food Mart - Lunch Counter 3 Comments