Strawberries

It is early July, and peak strawberry season in Connecticut is winding down. Farm markets have been bursting with baskets of fragile red berries, this being the only time of year when it is really worth eating these little delicacies.

Strawberries and rhubarb are a classic spring time combination, and a gorgeous execution of this was found recently on the seasonal tasting menu at Gramercy Tavern http://www.gramercytavern.com , a ceviche of tiny scallops made with rhubarb juice and perfect, sweet red strawberry chunks.

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When is Chilean Sea Bass not Chilean Sea Bass?

What we know as Chilean Sea Bass blew into the American market in the 1990s. Delicious and rich, almost impossible to overcook, this delight from cold waters in the Southern Hemisphere became wildly popular. Before it was called Chilean Sea Bass, it was called Patagonian Toothfish, and was, essentially, a junk fish that no one wanted.

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Guide to Picking a Senior-Friendly Cruise Ship

A sardonic take on cruise ships says that they’re for the newlywed, overfed, or nearly dead, but there is certainly some truth in jest.

Passenger ships always been popular with the senior crowd, and for the same reasons any of us would choose to cruise: cost-effectiveness, reliable food and drink, getting pampered, having our itinerary all worked out for us, and seeing all the sights at your doorstep while only unpacking once.

Maybe this is your maiden voyage, though, and you aren’t sure how to find the company and, more specifically, the ship that meets your checklist of needs. It’s important to note that different ships offer different amenities, services, and facilities, which varies especially with a ship’s size.

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