Minestrone Soup

Since the winter is long, we have time to cook.  This recipe takes a while, but the end result is worth it.  This is an old-fashioned recipe that your Italian grandmother (if you had one) would have made.  It has … Continue reading

Irish Stew for St. Patrick’s Day

Over the centuries, Ireland’s fate  has depended on an Irish mother’s Irish Stew.  Whether sinner or saint, that is to say Irish politician or prelate, he or she can thank this hardy recipe for their health and successes and of … Continue reading

Visiting Local Markets in Tahiti

Tahitian pineapples are much smaller and sweeter than those that we can get in the states.  They also have less acidity. The bananas are smaller too – and much sweeter.   From the potato family comes many different varieties – … Continue reading

Franck’s Mashed Potatoes

                                            Franck’s Mashed Potatoes This recipe comes from Oceania Cruise Lines Corporate Chef, Franck Garanger.  It was one of the recipes shared in their Paris Bistro cooking class.  It’s one of the best mashed potatoes that we have ever tasted, … Continue reading

A trip to the Asian Farmer’s Markets

While the Asian Farmer’s Markets have some familiar vegetables and fruits, there are also many unusual things for the traveler to try. Known as the “King of Fruits” the Durian is often banned from many of the good hotels       because … Continue reading

Beef Short Ribs in Crock Pot

Each week we will introduce another one of the Cape Cod Baseball League teams to you.  This week, meet Chuck Sturtevant, President of the Cape Cod Baseball League and former General Manager of the Bourne Braves.  Chuck shares his team … Continue reading