The eating on the Cape was fine and safe

My dear wife Karen and I found our favorite restaurants safely distanced in this shifted-to-September annual Cape Cod getaway. We wore our masks, noted our chunks of six feet and admired how they spaced there tables, inside and out. Some meals were noted in separate previous posts, yum-yum to the Ocean House, Red Nun, Sundancers…

We taste the Polish Fest food at its home

After my terrific daughter Elisabeth’s consistent admiration of the posted specials from the Utica Polish Community Club online, my dear wife Karen and I took a Thursday post-work drive east to meet her and George Three for a feast. This, after all, is the place that we have regularly chosen from the many stands that…

A taste of vacation right here

My dear wife Karen usually partake in our first pina colada of the season in Cape Cod. Ah, but that week in 2020 was pushed from June to a month later in the summer season, what with the virus. We could not wait that long. The Retreat in the Village of Liverpool was happy to…

My daughter takes out from a tasty Polish place

The texts from my smart daughter Elisabeth really made me a bit jealous this time. She and George Three brought back from the Utica Polish home a boatload of takeout food. They had taken advantage of the family special from the Utica Polish Home. Hover over a photo for a description. Click on an image…

When life gives you kielbasa

My terrific daughter Elisabeth included one huge ring of kielbasa in my pile of Christmas gifts. She took a trip to the Polish place in Utica to secure it. It sure made for a superb centerpiece of my Polish dinner, accompanied by pierogi, sauerkraut and beans. I had plenty left over to bring to work…

We did have a beverage or two

I almost forgot. My dear wife Karen did manage to get in a drink or so during our fabulous Cape Cod vacation. On the deck, I enjoyed a wine of Cabernet Sauvignon vintage while she chose a pre-mixed tequila pour. At the Red Nun, we both favored the Wachusett draft, blueberry style. Karen’s online research…

Wednesdays become pizza friendly

Wednesdays along the trail at Onondaga Lake Park are now more interesting. The Wolf’s Patio Pizza truck will pull into the lot adjacent to the Salt Museum, just off the lake, at 3 p.m. that day weekly. It makes for an interesting scene. Hover over a gallery photo for a description. Click on an image…

We’ll always line up for our spring dogs at Heid’s

When my dear wife Karen recited her wish list for our Saturday to-do list, she finished with a flourish. Our annual spring visit to Liverpool hot dog-and-more stand Heid’s awaited. I did not argue the lunch treat to follow plant-hunting at Ballantyne Gardens nursery (teaser for tomorrow’s post) and the weekly supermarket run (no need…

Succulent shrimp

I might raise an eyebrow about shrimp sent to my house in a box. Marley cured me of that cautious streak. At least the way my dear wife Karen prepared the shrimp, pasta and zucchini that was meal two of our three freebies.

Yes on the steak

The first Marley freebie whipped up by my dear wife Karen featured sliced steak as the centerpiece. Delicious, it was. Portion size, generous. The mashed and green beans did me right, too. Check yes on meal one of three.