This Is Me

Self Portrait. November 4. “Antonio Barone” catalog. No relation to me–as far as I know. Born in Sicily. Studied with William Merritt Chase at the Chase School in NYC, which later became Parsons School of Design. Worked in NYC and California. Catalog from Barridoff Galleries in Portland, Maine. Barone painted portraits, landscapes, still lifes. HereContinue reading “This Is Me”

Clematis Status

Susan bought me a few new T-shirts and one seemed to match the flower colors perfectly. So, here we have a self-portrait taken Sunday, June 2, 2021.

Getting My Garden Ready

Here in Western Massachusetts, we are told by those in the know (How they know, I do not know.) to wait until Memorial Day to plant your garden. I rototilled my garden on Monday, May 17th and planted it on Wednesday, May 19th. I guess I have always been a rule-breaker. The garden late lastContinue reading “Getting My Garden Ready”

Italian Wedding Soup

With a twist. The sausage meatballs! I read about it on the editor of Bon Appetit’s Instagram page. It is uncomplicated and oh so delicious. Better the next day, too! Quoting Bon Appetit: “This recipe takes all the right shortcuts and none of the wrong ones. We doctor up sweet Italian sausage for the meatballs,Continue reading “Italian Wedding Soup”

famous people famous places

My new book, Famous People Famous Places, arrived in yesterday’s mail. I am very pleased with the printing and very moved by the photographs. Photographs of New York City/Times Square and Hoboken, New Jersey, 1980s. I had two copies printed at BLURB. Self-published. Now I need to find a publisher. Here are a few spreads:

“Here am I, the servant of the Lord”

In church today we read and prayed: Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;     my eyes grow weak with sorrow,     my soul and body with grief. 10 My life is consumed by anguish     and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction,     and my bones grow weak. 11 Because of allContinue reading ““Here am I, the servant of the Lord””

Pan Roast of Cod*, Pears and Caramelized Fennel

I share with you one of the BEST fish meals I have ever eaten. Another great recipe from Gail Monaghan. Chef and Writer Gail Monaghan wrote recently in The Wall Street Journal about Fennel. *The store did not have Cod so I used Haddock. I also cut the recipe ingredients in about 1/3. Marinate fish:Continue reading “Pan Roast of Cod*, Pears and Caramelized Fennel”