Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rhubarb Rosewater Syrup

It all started when I arrived in Florida for a visit in March. My nephew ran out to the car but kept hiding from me, so I thrust my camera bag in his hand to keep him close. Carry this

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Ingredient: Rhubarb

I knew rhubarb from a very young age because there was a huge row of it in the yard behind my grandmother Alice Abowd’s house in Fostoria, Ohio. She and my mother cooked the rhubarb into a sauce in the …

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Memorial Day on Main Street

The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men. ~Minot J. Savage

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Postcard from Up North

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are. ~ Arthur Golden

(Hulls in the marina boatyard, soon to find their …

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Lebanese Grape Leaf Rolls, a taste of Dier Mimas

There is one thing I’ve always thought was a given about grape leaves: that fresh is best. In other words, that leaves picked when they’ve just unfurled from the vine in the spring and eaten immediately make the finest little …

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