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Loving brussels sprouts just like Beach Boys

I sit in shock and wonder;  I don’t know what to say.  It hits me that The Beach Boys have been recording for 51 years.  That’s six years longer than I’ve been alive; and the latter is a very long time. I can’t say that I’ve ever been the biggest fans of the Boys, but… Read more »

Side dishes serve as supporting characters

There are times at which the supporting character makes the entire performance.  Without the complimentary affectation of the little guy, the main attraction oft goes unappreciated and underutilized.  Take Shakespeare’s cons, for example.  Would Hamlet have been anything without the awkward comedic and seemingly despondent relief of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?  Who were they, anyway? Would… Read more »

Seared scallops with green lentil and salad

We were driving down the road a few weeks ago during a day of shopping and sundry tasks when my daughters started discussing alliteration.  I laughed to myself as they discussed the many facets that comprise both sides of the argument of whether one should employ this literary technique in their writing. Known to alliterate… Read more »

Place fried eggs atop breakfast has dish

On any other day, I would be happy to write about a heavy breakfast item. But at the moment, I am sitting and wishing I could instead be walking off today’s lunch — a tasty regional spread of crab imperial, crab cakes, barbecued oysters in homemade sauce, steamed clams in brown butter, beer-battered soft shell… Read more »

Suplee prepares mushroom-spinach pizza

On Friday, Sept. 6, at 11:27 p.m. the launch window opens for the LADEE Mission on Wallops Island.  This is a big deal for the East Coast as it is, to my understanding, the largest rocket ever sent into space from our side of the country. If the Antares taught us anything, it was that… Read more »

Carne asada tacos simple dish to prepare

The kids are back in school, which means that it is now time to get ready for Christmas and next summer.  There’s simply so much to do.  I have to clean the garage, finish the many projects around the house, get ready for a season of robotics and make sure that the kids all get… Read more »

Suplee's secret to successful beach cookout

Another week brings us closer to the end.  Our clock is ticking.  We are all one day to be bereft of life. Try as we might, we must own up to the reality that with each passing season comes a sense of mortality.  And nothing seems to remind a parent with young children of our… Read more »

Tuna, pepper melange and musubi on menu

I walked around all day on Sunday proclaiming ‘Musubi!" Donning my Hawaiian shirt and an apron, it was a fitting exclamation to another successful party at the Yacht Club. An event held to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Ocean Pines, an opportunity for the ribbon cutting for the new and improved pool facility, and a… Read more »

Beets taste ‘sublime’ when prepared correctly

One of the simple pleasures in life for me is picking beets out of the garden. This amazing vegetable sums up the word ‘summer break’ to me and their taste is nothing short of sublime when prepared correctly. Our little farm in the backyard has seen better days but these beauties grew like champs. It… Read more »

Try topping cupcakes with velvety mocha icing

Survival: A simple word that can mean many things to many people.   Some merely try to survive the day-today drudgery of their cubicle or try to make the inane seem ultimate and extreme. Others are literally fighting for their survival.   Many years ago after finishing SERE training (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape), I… Read more »