Wine Snobbery … a SB Rant

[I once attended a wine tasting at a fancy resort. The person running the tasting was filled with all those pretentious phrases that Silverback Larry references in his rant. The final, and supposedly best wine of the day was served. "Don't taste it yet!" commanded the instructor, "Swirl and sniff first."  After pausing a minute... Continue Reading →

Journey to The Villages, Part 2

Larry and Carolann Find Paradise? by Larry Hunter, The Villages SBs The Villages are located in the middle of central Florida. We saw some promotional materials and set off to pay a visit to the self-dubbed “The Friendliest HomeTown.” As we passed through old Florida towns like Wildwood, Carolann turned to me and said “It... Continue Reading →

Journey to The Villages, Part 1

Last spring we followed the journey of Larry and Carolann Hunter as they left the frozen tundra of Minnesota in search of a tropical paradise. Eventually, their travels led them to Florida and The Villages. Best of the 'Gest Larry and Carolann set off in Pursuit of Paradise by Silverback Larry Hunter After over 30... Continue Reading →

Leon the Lobster

Note: Here are a couple of tips for getting the most out of Silverback Digest. If you receive email notifications of new posts, you should click on the title of the post, or the photo, to go to the full display. Otherwise, you are just seeing something that might be affected by your specific email... Continue Reading →

Road Trip

[Mardi Gras is officially March 10, 2022, but the parades begin in New Orleans on January 6. SB SM] It was the ultimate road trip. It was senior year in college. My friend, Fenimore Cady Sartorius, was living off campus in an apartment behind Payne-Whitney Gym in New Haven, CT. It was a Friday night.... Continue Reading →

Places I Didn’t Go for the Holidays

Hannah [For Christmas, 2020 we were all in pandemic mode, so nobody travelled anywhere for the holidays. One of the things that the extended Morris clan did to be festive was to publish an online Christmas card (technically a blog) of our fantasy, family holiday, bounded only by imagination. Everyone contributed, and everyone did a... Continue Reading →

A Perfect Christmas

Waking up to: SANDY’S PARMESAN POPOVERS by SB Sandy No grandchild’s visit to Vermont is complete without Nana’s popovers - moist on the inside, crispy on the outside. This adaptation of a reduced-fat recipe published in Cooking Light (2009) adds a crunchy top layer of Parmesan. Secret to success: begin with all the ingredients at... Continue Reading →

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