Archives in Category: Dining/Food

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Pancake Breakfast

I’m not a breakfast person, but once a year I get up at 7 AM and go to the Sodus Fire Department’s annual pancake affair.

It’s one of those events where the whole community – infants, teens, families, seniors –

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Brioche

I don’t know if it’s a national trend or a local one, but brioche seems to be taking over where I live.

Pronounced ‘bree-osh,’ this bread is sweeter than its regular counterpart, and I’m fine with using it in various

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Sliced Bread

It’s trivial, but I’ve noticed a common element in loaves of pre-sliced bread. Rye, wheat, raisin, it doesn’t matter. Every loaf I’ve bought recently has had sixteen slices. I know because I repackage each loaf for the freezer since Earl

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Black Forest

Last night we had dinner at the Black Forest, a German restaurant about a mile from where M lives. It was obvious that Earl, who is German, was in his glory with potato pancakes, pate, sausages, red cabbage, mashed potatoes,

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I Am Not Alone

We are Costco members who have the top tier credit card. It’s a Visa that is honored at other establishments besides Costco. And every time we use it – which is often – we get a rebate that accumulates over

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The Sandbar

The Sandbar has been a local establishment long before Earl and I came to town in 2001, but we’d never been there until tonight. I had no preconceived notion of what to expect, although I’d been warned by our dining

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Three Restaurants

I’ve been to three local restaurants in two days, and the upshot is that my own cooking will be on the menu for the foreseeable future. Eating out just isn’t what it used to be before the pandemic.

Case in

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Fish Fry Finale

You could call it beginner’s luck, since I’d never cooked perch before. But our dinner last night was a culinary success. I managed to have all three methods of cooking the fish get done at the same time and arranged

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Fish Fry

The local supermarket had a sale on perch, those little fish fillets that fry up crispy and tender. I’ve never cooked perch, but the price convinced me to buy a package and try it.

At home, I discovered three different

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Two Restaurants

One upon a time there were two restaurants on opposite corners of a busy intersection. On the surface, they had a lot in common.

They were both part of chains. They had been established locally at least twenty years. They

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