Lousy Summer

You know the summer’s been bad for the crops when you see those eggplants. Those are the ONLY and BIGGEST eggplant available in the local farmers’ market. If you’re not a gardener, eggplant grow like zuchini, usually with way too many fruit. Controlling the size to get flavour is the challenge. Not this year up… Continue reading Lousy Summer

Greek Gifts

I was feeling all zorba-esque this week, so I bought three Greek wines to try. If you’re thinking retsina, you probably have bad memories of a party long long ago involving inappropriate behaviour. No one who actually likes wine, likes retsina. Near as I can tell, the popularity of retsina stems from a) smoking so… Continue reading Greek Gifts