Author Archives: Road Trip Teri

Greek lemon cookies — not just for special occasions

    Greek Lemon Cookies — not just for special occasions Greek lemon cookies, slow-roasted grapes [photo, TWCarns]  Trying to replicate someone else’s recipe is always a chance for lots of discoveries. In this case, I was attempting to make something … Continue reading

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La Baleine on the Homer Spit, open for 2014

  La Baleine. Mandy Dixon has just re-opened La Baleine on the Homer Spit (here’s my post from last year about the opening days).  Go for absolutely fresh food, cooked to order, and beautifully presented. It’s easy to spot, on the left … Continue reading

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Fresh Sourdough Express is open in Homer!

  Scones made with the trademark sourdough in the bakery cabinet at Fresh Sourdough Express, Homer.   Last year, Kevin and Donna Maltz sold Fresh Sourdough Express on the road to the Homer Spit and headed for a well-earned retirement. And at … Continue reading

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E.J.’s authentic Philly pretzels

  Soft pretzels, Philly style, with sea salt flakes, and butter glaze. [Photo, TW Carns] My friend E.J. from Pennsylvania says these are the real deal. Having never eaten a Philly pretzel, I have no way of telling, but the ones … Continue reading

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Iranian flatbreads — by guest Antonia Moras

               Barbari bread in Iranian bakery. [ photo by Kamyar Adi.] Antonia Moras spent more than a year in Iran teaching in the mid-1970s. She recalls the breads: “In Iran, we ate marvelous breads – … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, the ballet — produced by Glenna Burmer

  Dante’s “Inferno” — the ballet, composed and produced by Glenna Burmer Dante Aligheri’s Divine Comedy, and especially The Inferno, has been known since its publication in Italy in about 1317 for beauty and intense humanity. In February 2014, Glenna … Continue reading

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Garlic Bread, a poem

    Baugettes, Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop, Anchorage. [TWCarns Photo] Garlic Bread Streamlined torpedo. Exterior, a hard brittle crust, but it’s a sham. At your core, you are soft and yielding.   Indulgent tang of garlic minced in butter. My … Continue reading

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The history of grasses — a timeline

Snow’s melting in Berrien County, Michigan, showing the winter wheat greening up, March 22, 2014 [Photo, Micki Glueckert] The dates given in this timeline are the best approximations available at the time of publication (March 25, 2014). One hundred million … Continue reading

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Sicilian artichoke and tuna stew  

  Artichokes, Santa Cruz News. After Pablo Neruda Find a tuna among the market vegetables, a solitary man of war. Pair it with artichokes, their sides burnished as grenades. Take them in your market basket, home to the deep soup … Continue reading

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Why the Magi brought gifts

              Christmas gifts of years past. [Note — this was written in mid-December, as I was busy wrapping gifts for dozens of friends and family members, for charities and hostesses. It is now late January. … Continue reading

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