Posted on July 12, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Open-air ruins tell the tale of ancient animosity
View of the valley from within the abandoned village on the hill.
Ruins in Kayaköy.
Story and photos by Garrett Palm
Mid-April is still the off-season in Kayaköy, Turkey so my friend and I had the Greek ruins almost to ourselves. Nearby the towns prepared for the oncoming wave of British summer homeowners. For now the “Beatles Bar,” Indian restaurants, night clubs, and Turkish cafes advertising full English breakfasts were closed.
After you pass through mini-Britain you come to a lush valley among the mountains on a peninsula on the Anatolian Coast. Across the green, working farms of the valley is a slope of grey buildings, the abandoned Greek village. After seeing centuries- and millennia-old ruins around Turkey, this abandoned village less than a hundred years old had a familiar eeriness. The storm coming in from the Mediterranean heightened the end of the world atmosphere. (more…)
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Posted on November 24, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
The Mobile Chef touts moderation and offers up some leftover recipes
The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth By Jennie A. Brownscombe (1914)
Spiced green beans make a good and healthy Thanksgiving side dish. PHOTO BY TOM CASTRIGNO.
By Tom Castrigno
The table was beautifully set. It was so alluring that I lost all control. The sin of breaking one of my rules for healthy eating had been committed long ago. My intention to stop eating when I felt two thirds full was but a hazy memory.
Now, three plates into Thanksgiving dinner, I had achieved gluttony. I was prowling the buffet line for my next fix. Nobody wants to take the last bit of a dish and draw attention to their overeating. By its nature turkey day is all about abundance. The meal lends itself to excess; with two varieties of potatoes, rolls, and stuffing, a carbo overload is inevitable. (more…)
Filed under: Food, Summit County Colorado | Tagged: food, leftover recipes, recipes, Thanksgiving, Tom Castrigno, Turkey, turkey curry | 3 Comments »