Category Archives: Cooking

Weekly Photo Challenge: ANGULAR

This corridor in the Yale University Art Gallery is nothing BUT angles: while this tray of Indonesian skewers looks delicious — if you can get to it. It’s a little off-putting, with all those bristling angles:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: REFRACTION

Hmm, tough challenge for me, because I don’t really know what refraction means. Reflecting light? Bouncing it off someone or something? How about its opposite,  NOT reflecting light? Sucking it in instead? Here’s a lovely example (well, I think it’s lovely). … Continue reading

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FRAY

This week’s theme, FRAY, was really challenging for me, photographically speaking.  I began with the idea of a battle, a skirmish, a tussle. Okay; but in a peaceful New England landscape, how’s that going to play out? We don’t run to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

CORN! I love love love love love it. I wait impatiently until the first puny ears are offered here in the Pioneer Valley, and then will try one, knowing full well that the real, gen-u-wine article — sweet, crunchy, delectable, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CONTAINERS, 3

What, after all, is a shop window but a giant container filled with merchandise that the shopkeeper hopes to sell to you? Here on display are splendid cast-iron teapots from Japan, part of a large selection offered at Teavanna, along with teas of every … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story

The story? Pig into Pork —   And a close-up of the process: (Photo taken at Sutter Meats, Northampton, where old-fashioned butcher techniques have a new exponent.)

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My Vegetable Love —

Now that my true love will be leaving me in three weeks or so — I want to confess my passionate summertime affair. Not this summer only, but every summer since I was a child — Here it is, my … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CAREFREE

I like to cook, and I like to experiment with new recipes and odd ingredients, which is fine. The Hub is reasonably adventurous and if it doesn’t work out so well, so be it! But there’s often lots of dishes … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FORESHADOW (2)

Now what in the world do you think is going to happen here? You’re right! A concert! That was easy. Here are two more photos: what do you think they foreshadow? Oysters and good bread –You got it! A first-rate … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FRESH

That they are, fresh from the oven, on their cooling rack! You’d better believe these scones first were, then were no more, in about two inhalations of a bite each. But they’re also fresh in another, more important sense. They’re … Continue reading

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