Author: Chris Garrity

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Molasses Ginger Cookies

Last weekend we had the annual neighborhood holiday cookie swap. As usual I was trying to decide what kind of cookies to make, and for so reason molasses cookies really appealed to me. This...

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Cars of the Mojave

After we dropped Peter at college last weekend, we’ve been hiking in and around Joshua Tree. We’ve been a bit surprised by the number of fine, classic cars in the area. Here are some...

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Pastry (and Blueberry Peach Pie)

Tom has been saying for a while that he wanted a reminder of how to make pastry for pies. Summer is not the best time to make pastry, especially when it’s hot and muggy....

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Pot Roast Goulash

This is inspired by the Goulash recipe from the Loaf & Ladle Cookbook. It has been my goto goulash recipe for many, many years. Today I wanted something that would work in the slow-cooker,...

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Grand Cayman

We’re getting packed up to go home after our week on Grand Cayman. We’ve all had a great time and we’re really going to miss it. Here’s a link to our pictures from the...

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Merry Christmas

This was our Christmas tree tonight. A tall ship leaving the island and heading north. Not quite what we’re used to in Massachusetts, but it looks pretty good, doesn’t it? The next door neighbors...

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Stingray City

This afternoon we went out to Stingray City. That’s a sandbar on the north side of Grand Cayman. It’s famous for all of the stingrays that gather there. They swim right up to you...

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Pecan Pie

It’s Thanksgiving. In addition to pumpkin pie we usually have a pecan pie. I’ve been using the same recipe since I was in college. It comes from an old notebook where I used to...

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Searzall

You may remember that last Christmas I got the Anova immersion heater circulator, and I’ve used it for cooking fish. One of the jobs that it’s supposed to be really good at is cooking steaks...