Monthly Archives: February 2013

Getting a Drink at Disney (Or Not)

I’m not often critical of Disney customer service.  They wrote the book on it.  Every company should follow their model.  Except when it comes to booze. The most difficult thing to deal with, at least at Disney World here in … Continue reading

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Making the Lasagna

Lasagna is an easy dish to make.  Sometimes I think it’s too easy.  It’s something which is simple to just throw together, the cooking equivalent of mailing it in.  With a little extra care and thought, it can turn into … Continue reading

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Lentejas Riojanas (Spanish Lentil Soup)

Our friends Neal and Jim decided to have us over for a Spanish-themed dinner, asking us to bring a soup or salad.  Knowing a little about the country’s wine but not being particularly familiar with the cuisine, I turned to … Continue reading

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Recommendations for Ted

My friend Ted, who is from the US, now lives in England.  I helped Ted a little along his journey when he was just getting into wine, so every now and again he asks me to make some suggestions for … Continue reading

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Brainstorming Bacon and Cream Cheese

I ate it for the first time at the counter of a tiny diner, somewhere in Center City Philadelphia, sometime in 1983 (at least I think it was 1983—it was a long time ago).  I was there with my friend … Continue reading

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Orzo-Stuffed Peppers with Dijon-Crusted Pork Tenderloin

We have a local mall which now has a fresh market every first and third Saturday of the month.  It’s combination farmer’s and kitsch market, with produce vendors, people who jar their own pasta sauce, craft booths, and the like.  … Continue reading

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