Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland . . .

Once upon a time, a family of eight journeyed far across the sea to a distant country called Ireland. Although Ireland is relatively small in comparison to the United States, it somehow gives the impression of being far, far larger. Beautifully cultivated farmland seemed to roll on endlessly often without a soul in sight. The quiet

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Eggplant Rollatini or not . . .

Recently, during one of my internet recipe forays, I came across a link for a wonderful, lower fat eggplant rollatini. Since I am always on the lookout for healthier versions of recipes I love, I decided to try it regardless of the fact that I am the only one in the house who likes eggplant. Despite the

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Road Food

On a recent road trip to the west coast of Florida we awoke in Naples, the first leg of our journey, to brilliant sunshine. The pull of the weather and a desire for exercise drew us to the beach. An early morning jog up and down the Gulf beach left us feeling pretty hungry, but

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Metaphysical Dining

One thing I can say with utmost certainty is the memorable meal is not only about the food.  Undoubtedly, the food must be unique and special.  Does it need to be “Three star Michelin” special?  Probably not.  So what exactly are the elusive elements of the memorable meal?  Price is not relevant; a big check

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Food Worship

Every Saturday afternoon at 4:00pm I go to church. After church, since it is so conveniently located nearby, I drive over for an entirely different sort of worship at the altar of my favorite local food market. I vainly attempt, as I navigate the busy outdoor mall parking lot, to bite back a torrent of

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