Monthly Archive for April, 2009

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Summer Swimmers

With every fragile hint of Spring – peeks of emerging crocuses, wisps of fragrant breezes – I summon images of tropical fruits and seafood. Braised meats and beef stews are so January. If you share my proclivity for seafood over beef, here are simple recipes to take advantage of some of the less expensive fish [...]

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Pyrotechnics for Breakfast

Valencia was the last major city to fall to the victorious rebel forces in Spain’s 1936-1939 Civil War.  Before it did, it suffered furious and lengthy bombardments by Franco’s artillery and bombers. Its devastation accounted for the paucity of surviving architectural landmarks encountered since then. That is, up until one of the city’s brilliant native sons, architect [...]

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Staying Put

“Gather ’round, people. I have some housekeeping announcements. In the morning, have your bags packed and outside your hotel room by 5:30. I know that’s early, but we have a long ride tomorrow to Wherever and only 45 minutes to see the Whatsis. Then we’re on to Someplace to have lunch at 2:30. Yes, that’s [...]

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