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olive oil

  • Med Diet 101

    I’ll be the first to admit it, US News & World Report is not exactly a recognized diet and health authority, but their journalists and reporters are demon researchers and they usually know what…

  • Gazpacho–si señor!

    Labor Day has come and gone but summer’s heat and humidity linger. What better excuse for a bowl of chilled gazpacho for lunch? Or dinner, or an…

  • Lentils & Green Olives

    I just love these tiny lentils from the Abruzzi—the colors remind me of the beach-stone paintings of my painter friend Alan Magee. Or of the roof tiles…

  • A Killer in the Kitchen

    I lived in Cyprus off and on in the early ‘70s before the Turkish invasion that split the island into two irreconcilable political entities, one Turkish, one Greek. Our village, on the…

  • Snowy Day Soup

    What to do in a February blizzard on the coast of Maine? Snow day: No school, downtown shops all closed, and the snow falls so hard and fast that I can’t…

  • Olive Harvest 2017

    Reaching for that last little cluster of olives, high on a branch just visible against the low-lying autumn sun, feeling the ache in the neck, in the…

  • TOMATOES AT THE TURNING

    “The turning” is what a friend calls this in-between season—and that’s exactly what it feels like here on the northeastern coast of the United States, the “turning”…