that carbon footprint…

The farmers market near me is great. It’s not fancy. It’s not big. In fact, it’s a pretty small gathering… but it’s growing. Every Saturday, I shove myself out of bed in the wee hours (usually after a late night of eating) of the morn to get to the Parkville Farmers Market. Why? Well, mostly […]

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that carbon footprint…

The farmers market near me is great. It’s not fancy. It’s not big. In fact, it’s a pretty small gathering… but it’s growing. Every Saturday, I shove myself out of bed in the wee hours (usually after a late night of eating) of the morn to get to the Parkville Farmers Market. Why? Well, mostly […]

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an orb of summer goodness…

Jean Georges “Tomato and Basil Tower” … if you’re living in tomato heaven like I am, you’re probably looking for new ways of preparing it. There are some things in life that are perfect. You really shouldn’t (and can’t) try to fix them.  The combination of tomato and basil is one of them.  Even the great […]

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an orb of summer goodness…

Jean Georges “Tomato and Basil Tower” … if you’re living in tomato heaven like I am, you’re probably looking for new ways of preparing it. There are some things in life that are perfect. You really shouldn’t (and can’t) try to fix them.  The combination of tomato and basil is one of them.  Even the great […]

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my edible garden reporter…

Listada de Gandia Heirloom Eggplant … summer’s finally in full bloom and glory. With a couple of mountainous personal tasks out of the way, I’m happily settling back into the hum of the mediocre and quotidian. I never thought I’d say this, but “how *blissful!*” I have been, amidst my hurrying about, eating out quite a lot in […]

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my edible garden reporter…

Listada de Gandia Heirloom Eggplant … summer’s finally in full bloom and glory. With a couple of mountainous personal tasks out of the way, I’m happily settling back into the hum of the mediocre and quotidian. I never thought I’d say this, but “how *blissful!*” I have been, amidst my hurrying about, eating out quite a lot in […]

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gems of the dirt…

 Baby Swiss Chard and Lettuces ulterior epicure. The 2007 growing season is in full swing.  Thanks to a deluge of rainfall in the early monts, my garden is up and running.  This year, I’ve put in 10 variety of heirloom tomatoes: San Marzano, Cherokee Chocolate, Giant Green Zebras, Missouri Love Apple, Kellogg’s Breakfast, Paul Roberson, Cosentino Fiorentino, […]

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gems of the dirt…

 Baby Swiss Chard and Lettuces ulterior epicure. The 2007 growing season is in full swing.  Thanks to a deluge of rainfall in the early monts, my garden is up and running.  This year, I’ve put in 10 variety of heirloom tomatoes: San Marzano, Cherokee Chocolate, Giant Green Zebras, Missouri Love Apple, Kellogg’s Breakfast, Paul Roberson, Cosentino Fiorentino, […]

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we interrupt the eating…

Bumblebee Spring Originally uploaded by ulterior epicure. … for this important announcement: spring is here! While I was away in New York, Spring happened back here at home. Upon return, my pear trees were in blossom and Mother Nature was hard at work. I’m looking forward to a great year of harvest. I just received […]

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we interrupt the eating…

Bumblebee Spring Originally uploaded by ulterior epicure. … for this important announcement: spring is here! While I was away in New York, Spring happened back here at home. Upon return, my pear trees were in blossom and Mother Nature was hard at work. I’m looking forward to a great year of harvest. I just received […]

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it’s autumn!!

Kiefer Pear Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. The leaves are turning and the orchards are finally producing some of my favorite fruits of the year – pears and apples. My favorite apple, undoubtedly, is the Jonagold – a native of the low countries of Europe, where I was living this time last year. I remember going […]

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it’s autumn!!

Kiefer Pear Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. The leaves are turning and the orchards are finally producing some of my favorite fruits of the year – pears and apples. My favorite apple, undoubtedly, is the Jonagold – a native of the low countries of Europe, where I was living this time last year. I remember going […]

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mysteries, delights and frustrations…

Sorry for my absence, I’ve had a helluva run with life in the past two months. But, on to bigger and better things, like EATING!!Despite my ridiculously busy itinerary, I’ve found plenty of time to eat… but more on that later. I have a mystery on hand that I’d like you to help me solve. […]

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mysteries, delights and frustrations…

Sorry for my absence, I’ve had a helluva run with life in the past two months. But, on to bigger and better things, like EATING!!Despite my ridiculously busy itinerary, I’ve found plenty of time to eat… but more on that later. I have a mystery on hand that I’d like you to help me solve. […]

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watch my edible garden grow…

Zucchini squash blossom. Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. My latest spell of silence on this blog and eGullet (for those who read) has been due to a time-sensitive undertaking. What spare time I’ve had, between work, and other *necessities of life* have been devoted to my latest pet project – a vegetable garden. Having already missed […]

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watch my edible garden grow…

Zucchini squash blossom. Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. My latest spell of silence on this blog and eGullet (for those who read) has been due to a time-sensitive undertaking. What spare time I’ve had, between work, and other *necessities of life* have been devoted to my latest pet project – a vegetable garden. Having already missed […]

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to market, to market…

A piggy I ain’t but a piggy I bought. Yesterday, I went to one of my favorite markets for ingredients for a dinner party I threw last night (more on that later…). One of the things I love about the place is that that the staff is so personable and friendly. For instance: I had […]

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to market, to market…

A piggy I ain’t but a piggy I bought. Yesterday, I went to one of my favorite markets for ingredients for a dinner party I threw last night (more on that later…). One of the things I love about the place is that that the staff is so personable and friendly. For instance: I had […]

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