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John Adams’ Beef Brisket & 2016 Malk Cabernet Sauvignon

John Adams was the second President of the United States. Always included as one of our “Founding Fathers”, but before becoming an important voice in the First Continental Congress, he gained fame as a trial lawyer.  In October 1770 John … Continue reading

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I love recipes that are easy to assemble and prepare.  Minimum prep time, and then if the dish can be consigned to a slow cooker, we are in “home run” territory!  This chicken dish not only packs wonderful flavor, it … Continue reading

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Washing of the Hands

Passover, Passover, Passover… I love it today.  I loved it when we lived at 25 Alston Avenue.  I can remember that in advance of the Holiday a station wagon would drive up to our house and park in the driveway … Continue reading

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Trouble in Caesar’s Household

Ides of March, 44 B.C.E. Caesar:  Calpurnia! Oh, Calpurrrrrrr-neeee-yah! [from the background, “yes, what is it?] Calpurnia where did you put the spare rolls of toilet paper? I have to “go” and there’s no toilet paper here!  Only two small … Continue reading

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