Office Improvements

Office Improvements

Do you have a difficult time with your office? The desk? The things? All those things? Getting a wireless mouse for my computer was supposed to eliminate that cluttering wire that was always in the way. But with no wire, I now was losing my mouse. I simply could not...
Planning Ahead for Thanksgiving

Planning Ahead for Thanksgiving

Once the snow disappears, and that was just a month ago, we watch the emergence of wildlife upstate. We have three acres, hundreds of trees, and many animal visitors. There is a family of wild turkeys that patrols our neighborhood. At any time, anywhere from one...
Happy Easter from Cooking by the Book [and a selfie]

Happy Easter from Cooking by the Book [and a selfie]

Suzen and I wish you a most Happy Easter and Passover Season. We hope your kitchen and your household are filled with warmth and joy. Our newest family member is Winnie. She took this selfie this week. Technically, it was me holding the camera with my finger on the...
Grandpa’s Cheese Barn and Jalapeno Cheese Spread

Grandpa’s Cheese Barn and Jalapeno Cheese Spread

Last fall Suzen and I drove from New York City to Knoxville. We did not quite drive directly. I wanted to see the famous West Side Farmers Market in Cleveland, Ohio, a brick monument to meat. It’s a treat to visit, but it left us a few hundred miles off course....
TBT at De Gustibus with Classic Cookbooks

TBT at De Gustibus with Classic Cookbooks

For 25 years, Cooking by the Book has offered hands-on cooking classes with the best instruction, superb recipes, and exceptional dining. For 35 years, De Gustibus Cooking School at Macy’s Herald Square, has been the culinary stage for world famous chefs and...