Monthly Archives: August 2017

Silver Queen sweet corn

I inadvertently picked up some Silver Quuen last season, white, sugary (su) sweet corn at the Forest Hills farmer’s market on Saturday, which has a much nicer mouth feel than the supercrunchy shrunken-2 (sh2) varieties which now dominate the market. … Continue reading

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Twisted Ales and Väsen, RVA

I took a short bike ride to check out new breweries in Richmond, VA and started in Manchester at Twisted Ales, where even the Saison and Weiss beers seemed hoppy. The bar was covered with nearly $200.00 worth of pennies … Continue reading

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Rocoto peppers

Aftering surviving an insect attack indoors this past winter and growing faster than the attack this summer, our Peruvian rocoto peppers (Capsicum pubescens) are putting on bourgeois and gorgeous new purple blooms.  Although not near as hot as thin fleshed … Continue reading

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Frittata in RVA

I thought my Jersey City gig had ended and was back in Richmond and enjoyed a very tasty prosciutto, Hanover tomato, feta, kalamata olive and spinach frittata on our new house stove.

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Bar Virage, 2nd Ave, NYC

My project somewhat unexpectedly ended–I guess they all do– so on my last night I took my last PATH train to Manhattan and walked in the rain over to 2nd Avenue where I found Bar Virage and its Israeli small … Continue reading

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