Author Archives: Jim

“Irregular Verb” Chicken Soup & 2019 Sunset Meadow Vidal Blanc

I saw this recipe described as “Southern Italian Chicken Soup” and re-named it.  Normally I take a pass on soup recipes… but this intrigued me.  Southern Italian?  Like Sicily or Apulia?  No!  Southern, like south of the Mason Dixon Line!  … Continue reading

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Lawn Signs

Periodically I do a 6-7 mile loop walking thru Woodbury.  Just about half that distance is on Main St. (Route 6), but most is off the main drag. {Sidebar 1:  it is a stretch to consider any road in Woodbury … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Jambalaya & 2017 Andrew Murray Syrah Tous les Jours

Jambalaya is a dish with West African & French Provençal roots and tinged with a Spanish influence. The dish typically consists mainly of “meat” and vegetables mixed with rice.  It’s nearly impossible to exaggerate how great this recipe is, and more … Continue reading

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Martini Construction

As you may be aware, there are few things I hold as dear as a superbly made Martini.  And it is rare that I find an “away” Martini ever comes close to what I create in my “home court.”  The … Continue reading

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