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My New Old Grocery Store

Today I made the first weekly shopping trip in over ten years to a grocery store that wasn’t Wegmans. I’ve popped into other stores from time to time to pick up odds and ends, but not to do my weekly … Continue reading

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It Was the Stove’s Fault!

What a difference a year can make! I found a source for my beef that I trust…a farm just 17 miles from my house that raises a herd of beef so tasty and tender it practically cooks itself. If my … Continue reading

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The Mutant Cow I Served for Dinner Last Christmas

I served a prime rib from a mutant cow last Christmas Eve. I didn’t mean to…I didn’t know the cow was a mutant until I carved the roast. By then I had no backup, so I had no choice but … Continue reading

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Jeff’s Test Kitchen: Thanksgiving Turkey Taste Test

Mandatory Health Dislaimer: I will not burden this post with repeated references to the USDA’s guidelines for safely handling turkey. Ya’ll know the drill, and if you don’t…go to the USDA’s turkey safe handling web page. The Set-up As small … Continue reading

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A Gastronome’s Review of The Milton Inn: Three Hits and a Miss

My birthday and Janet’s are separated by three weeks and occasionally we decide to celebrate with a combined birthday dinner out, as we did this past week at The Milton Inn. Our previous visit to The Milton Inn was in … Continue reading

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Holiday Travel Helps

Traveling in connection with a holiday, particularly flying, is a mix of joyful anticipation and anxiety-laden fear of disruptions. Janet and I have been flying somewhere every month since May, and over half of our flights have either been cancelled … Continue reading

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Dine Like a Virgin

Follow the link above for my final post on Virgin Voyages. Too many pictures for a regular blog post! Next up…Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas. And maybe more fun stuff in between.

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Words I Love to Hate

We all have them…words and phrases that get on our last nerve…that cause us to react like fingernails on a chalkboard or like we just got a blast up our nostrils of goat shit from a barnyard on a hot … Continue reading

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Just Released: CDC Report on COVID Aboard Cruise Ships

Spoiler alert: It’s good news! According to information just released by the CDC, there have been a total of 1359 positive laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 on cruise ships sailing from U.S. ports between June 26 and October 21. Of … Continue reading

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I Don’t Have COVID…I Have a Cold!

I have a cold. It hasn’t been a particularly bad one as colds go…but it is the first one I’ve had since before the pandemic started. I forgot how lousy colds make you feel. I’m on day 8 and ready … Continue reading

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