food, travel

Two Days in Maryland

The swans glided across the sparkling blue water.  The long branches of the white birches reached upward, standing out against the deep blue sky and their neighboring bare trees.  The day was cold but clear as my companion and I explored Patapsco Valley State Park.  I had returned to Maryland the night before for a quick… Read More Two Days in Maryland


Victrola Museum in Delaware

We stepped through the red double doors and into the sounds of Enrico Caruso.  The tightly packed Johnson Victrola Museum in Dover, Delaware, commemorates the mechanical and business genius of Eldridge Reeves Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company, manufacturer of the Victrola.  It’s a visit to an earlier time, both simple and exciting, when… Read More Victrola Museum in Delaware


Simple Tuscan Tuna Salad

This quick and easy recipe for tuna salad with Tuscan white beans is adapted from one I sampled at a fabulous EVOO cooking class at Boston’s Action Kitchen in the Seaport Hotel.  It can be served on crostini as a appetizer.  It is lovely atop a leaf of fresh radicchio.  It can also top a simple green… Read More Simple Tuscan Tuna Salad