Category Archives: Food

Presunto, Prosciutto, Jamón Serrano, and Jambon Sec

I used to go to the grocery store here at home and ask for a quarter pound of prosciutto – cured Italian ham. I thought prosciutto was prosciutto and other than how it was packaged, I figured that was all … Continue reading

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Six Wineries

During our two week trek through Portugal, Spain and Italy, my brother Bill and I visited six wineries. We did our research before we left home and planned on stopping in on the more acclaimed wineries along our route.  Others … Continue reading

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Ginjinha

On my walking tour of Lisbon, our guide stopped at this famous little shop that sells ginjinha. Ginjinha or simply Ginja, is a portuguese liqueur made by infusing ginja berries, (sour cherry)in alcohol and adding sugar together with other ingredients. … Continue reading

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Bartenders

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Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory: It’s very easy to let fear keep us from traveling abroad, what with the news media reporting all kinds of horrible things that happen both here at home in the States or overseas. But my experience has been … Continue reading

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Portugal, Spain and Italy

My brother, Bill and I just got back from a trip to Portugal, Spain and Italy.  It was the first time we’d traveled extensively together on our own. We’re both experienced travelers and we’ve usually traveled with our wives or … Continue reading

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A Man Who Loves His Job

Every once in a while, if you’ve paid all your bills on time and dropped a coin in a street musicians guitar case, the Photo Gods reward you with a shot like this. I knew I was going to love … Continue reading

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