Category Archives: Entertainment

Still Star-Crossed in Trujillo, Spain

Filming medieval period-pieces is easier when Spain’s cities are so well preserved. ABC’s Still Star-crossed was filmed in Trujillo, Extremadura, Spain. Continue reading

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Heather Ridge Farm Harvest Fair Oct 22

Come celebrate the season’s bounty with local farmers, artisans, musicians, craftspeople, and more, from 11am-3pm Oct 22 Continue reading

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Garlic Oil and other Garlic Tips

GARLIC TIPS Burned garlic has an acrid flavor that permeates an entire dish of food. Whole pieces of garlic which have been mashed to release the flavor or thickly sliced garlic may be used in sauteing and will brown or … Continue reading

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Strawberry Hill Fiddlers, Sunday, January 25th, 2015, at 3 p.m.

Saugerties Pro Musica presents the Strawberry Hill Fiddlers, Sunday, January 25th, 2015, at 3 p.m. This is their sixth exuberant appearance on our stage. The Strawberry Hill Fiddlers always play to a full house and receive rave reviews. They are … Continue reading

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Prescient and Persevering – My Culinary Writing

On January 6th, 2011 I declared 2011 is The Year of the Pie. It was so, although the cupcake did pretty well too. Probably 2012 is the year of the Cupcake, if the Grilled Cheese Sandwich doesn’t beat it out … Continue reading

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I write cruise destination excursions for places I haven’t been . . . Begin your tour this morning with a scenic drive to Le Castellet, a typical Provencal hilltop village. Perched on wooded hills above the vineyards, this remarkable stronghold … Continue reading

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Beria Wine Region of Portugal

It is unusually warm here for the season; I love it. Cool at night (sweater weather) and 27-28 C days & sunny. Last evening we attended a private concert before dinner. A small chamber orchestra of young people played on … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding Warning

It was the Spring of 1981, the country was in dire straits, with a newly elected President trying to get the country over double-digit inflation, double-digit interest rates and gasoline approaching $4 a gallon. The major distraction, I mean entertainment, … Continue reading

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