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One of my favorite warm-weather dishes is the Italian classic vitello tonnato. The dish has its origins in the Piedmont region, which is surrounded on three sides by the Alps. But it was a Tuscan who introduced me to this wonderful dish of thinly sliced veal, or vitello, served in a sauce flavored with tuna, or tonnato.
I can’t tell you my own weight. Not out of some belief in secrecy or etiquette, but out of happily self-imposed ignorance. I don’t own a scale and, generally speaking, avoid getting on one.
I’m definitely a blue person colorwise, but green comes in a close second. I’ve been gravitating to the darker hues of late, especially the greens in malachite.
Ed Arre, the nom de plume of Ed Regeney, is a friend of ours. I want to make it perfectly clear that this review is not based on our delightful and thoroughly entertaining wine and food soaked friendship with him and his charming wife; it is based on having truly enjoyed each and every one of his gripping mystery novels.
Is there a more versatile hardscaping material than the humble concrete block? In the garden, you can use it to make: a wall, a privacy screen, a breeze block window, a planter for succulents, a raised bed for your tomatoes, a carport, a front stoop, a path, a fence, a potting bench, shelves, a bench, or a wine rack. Plus about a million other things.
An oft-overlooked fact: While Plymouth Rock generally gets all the credit, the Mayflower, and the Pilgrims aboard it, actually first made landfall in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the point at the very tip of Cape Cod that today can count itself among New England’s most charming and artistically minded beach retreats.