Norwegian Coastal trip 2018: Aurora Borealis spectacular

A spectacular trip in December 2018 revealed a spectacular display of the Northern Lights.  Six nights of “flaming” lights.  In addition many breathtaking images of the coast seen in Twilight.  And more.  See the full collection in this blogs menu.

French Radish+High Fat Butter+Finishing Salt

Last year, during a stop in Paris, we discovered this simple food combination.  It is a combination that is exquisite and typical, in my opinion, of the genius of the French palate.  So this year I have grown some of these radishes from seed in our yard and garden plot.  I think the ‘terroir’ is not the same here in Illinois for the radishes, but they came out pretty good.  I discovered that you have to harvest when they are crispy and moist.  Still working on that timing, but I found that if you wait too long to harvest they start to dry out and become tough and inedible.  Take the radish, cut the end off a little, dip it in the butter (a large glob is best) and then dip the butter in the salt.  Yum.  Essayez un peu!

A weekend in New York – some ideas

A 'Must See' show - get tickets if you can, it is worth every dollar

A ‘Must See’ show – get tickets if you can, it is worth every dollar

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Bryant Square – a fabulous space behind the Library.


Madison Square Art – This exhibit by Teresita Fernandez

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The view from the New Whitney at sunset


Visit Greenwood cemetery in Brooklyn and also the Botanic Gardens – they are close to each other