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Witch Finger Grapes, An Unusual Find

The best thing about travel is discovering something new, different or unusual. This past weekend in  a small fruit and vegetable shop in Toronto, I stumbled on something both new (to me) and different - witch finger grapes.  I hadn't … [Read more]

Nearness, Public Art in Times Square

Normally when I'm rushing through Times Square, it's the viewers - mostly from out-of-town - I have to watch out for. They gather in groups outside the ABC television studio window to watch the taping of the morning show, or wander around, camera at … [Read more]

Coconut Drops

At the end of a birthday dinner a few weeks ago, the servers distributed small parcels containing coconut drops. Since we’d already had dessert, I decided to take mine home but having it in my hand, I couldn’t resist breaking off a piece and slipping … [Read more]

A Week of Live Music and Restaurant Meals

When it's as hot as it's been the past few weeks, restaurants meals and takeout replace home cooked. Usually, it's take out but last week, I ended up with several more restaurant meals than take out as we celebrated a promotion, friends visiting and … [Read more]