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Dreaming of Dungeness

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21 November 2013 Photo by unknown Tis the season when all food talk is about turkey– and quite frankly from just reviewing many recipes with the hope to switch up the traditional turkey a notch or two this year— I’m tuckered out. Ho hum. Photo by 7×7 My thoughts and craving turn to my beloved West Coast / Bay Area, where it’s Dungeness Crab season. I’m craving Alioto’s or better…

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The Fruits of Sustainable Food

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13 November 2013 As I still have Spanish cuisine on my mind– I’ve recreated the Sopa de Lentejas (lentil soup) that we had twice in Salamanca back here in NoHu– which turned out perfecto might I say– I thought I would share with you this short film on the American Academy in Rome Sustainable Food Movement that came across my desk this AM. Molto bella.

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Savories of Spain

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4 November, 2013 Iberico Jamons Buenos dias from Salamanca, Spain. I hope all technical glitches are resolved and my photos will post right side up. Let’s talk about food. If you love Iberico jamon or ham, Spanish olives, Queso Manchego cheese, savory sopas, the best of bread–wish you were here. Most of the cheeses, jamon and olives are from all regions of Spain and most are classified as Protected Designation…

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Always A Linen Affair

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9 Sept 2013 Sorry for my lack of posts, but I’ve been sucked into the planning of a fundraiser vortex. Everyone experienced in throwing a fundraiser knows exactly what I mean– because love is in the details my readers and we are in the crossing our “T’s” and dotting our “I’s” mode. See Art Incognito for Free Arts MN events here. Bumblebee Linens Moving on to my latest love. You-in-the-know…

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A Hint of Harry’s Bar

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29 August 2013 I really thought Carpaccio was Spanish. We certainly ate enough of it last summer while in Barcelona and Sitges. But while in Rome and Florence this past January, I don’t recall ordering once or seeing it on the menu. It must be a seasonal item. But it is Italian. The colorful dish “was named after the celebrated Venetian Renaissance painter Vitore Carpaccio, many of whose paintings featured…

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