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Squash cakes

A nice recipe for a yellow squash patty combines grated squash with Romano cheese, shallots, grated carrot, chopped parsley and egg before pan frying and oven baking. Delicious with a class of pinot grigio.

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The Hop Shop, Charlotte, NC

I headed toward the Plaza Midwood neighborhood after a couple of hours of Sunday work in Charlotte and wandered into the Hop Shop just off Central Ave. and enjoyed a Wooden Robot Jolt Coffee Stout on their first day of business. Stop … Continue reading

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City Lights Coffee, Charleston, SC

I was staying within walking distance of the King Street shops and was disoriented looking for a coffee shop I had visited a couple of years ago, with even Google Maps failing me until I finally reached City Light Coffee on Market Street. A … Continue reading

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Ground Floor Farm, Stuart, FL

I was out wandering around Stuart, Florida searching for morning  coffee when I stumbled onto well-irrigated and suspended produce evidencing Ground Floor Farm. I stopped in on my way back and picjed up some heirloom cherry tomatoes and some freshly harvested … Continue reading

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Vegetable soup

The season is moving on toward winter so I thought I would try an almost completely vegetable, except for that bit of rendered turkey fat I was trying to use up to sweat the garlic, onion, celery and carrot. To … Continue reading

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Oak Island Inn

Last night I stayed at the Oak Island Inn, a simple, nicely appointed, family-owned motel in Oak Island , NC. Highly recommended in the lower price range if you are ever in the area.

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How I dined on my summer vacation

Some  memorable 2016 European food experiences. 1. Aer Lingus coffee-filtering, coffee cup on the flight from Dublin to Barcelona. 2. Santa Catarina market, v. de Francesc Cambó, 16, Barcelona. 3. Braised veal cheeks and pan de coca, local bread with … Continue reading

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