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Fertility god. A replica from a Hindu temple in central Java before the Islamic era. Photographed at the Naples Botanical Gardens by Eileen Goldfinger

Fertility god. A replica from a Hindu temple in central Java before the Islamic era. Photographed at the Naples Botanical  Garden  by Eileen Goldfinger. ©

YUNA —— from the soundtrack to the film Savages

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Place des Vosges, Marais District of Paris. Eileen Goldfinger photograph. © Undated. Blogfinger staff.

Place des Vosges, Marais District of Paris. Eileen Goldfinger photograph. © Undated. Blogfinger staff.



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Sandy Hook, NJ. Eileen Goldfinger photograph. Blogfinger.net©


EMMY VERHEY.   Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.  Violin Concerto #4 in F. Largo.  “Winter.”

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By Eileen Goldfinger. Ocean Grove. ©



LEONARD COHEN   “Iodine”  from the album  Leonard Cohen—Death of a Ladies Man.


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St. Sauveur Cathedral in Aix-En-Provence, southern France. Their organ is from 1745. Eileen Goldfinger photo.




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Tent, lilac, azelea. May 4, 2019. Eileen Goldfinger with her iPhone XS. ©


GATO BARBIERI    “Fake Ophelia” from the soundtrack of the film Last Tango in Paris.



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Delaware Memorial Bridge heading to New Jersey. March 18, 2019. Eileen Goldfinger ©.


JOHNNY HARTMAN. From the soundtrack of Clint Eastwood’s Bridges of Madison County.

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Eileen's Fish Stew. Photo by Paul Goldfinger @Blogfinger.net. 2015. ©

Eileen’s Fish Stew. Photo byEileen  Goldfinger @Blogfinger.net. 2015. ©

By Eileen Goldfinger, food editor @Blogfinger

3/4 pound of cod fillets, cut in four inch pieces, or any other white mild fish

6 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 medium carrot, peeled, small diced

1 celery stalk, small diced

1 shallot, small diced

parsley, fresh, several sprigs

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup dry white wine

1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth

2 tablespoons of margarine (or butter)

14 ounces canned plum or cherry tomatoes with puree

Preheat broiler.

In a 10 inch cast iron pan heat margarine and add carrots, celery, shallot, garlic, parsley and salt and pepper. Cook on medium heat until the vegetables begin to soften, approximately 10 minutes. Stir ingredients in the pan, and if they seem to be sticking to the pan add a little of the chicken broth.

Next add the tomatoes with the puree, the chicken broth, and white wine. Stir and break up the tomatoes into bite size pieces. Cook until the sauce begins to thicken. Add fish fillets and shrimp. Cook them in the sauce for 3 minutes. 

Turn the fish over and place the pan on a rack 8 inches from the broiler element. Cook for 5 minutes. Serve with a crispy French or Italian bread.

Serves 2

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE:   “The Saturday Night Fish Fry” from the original Broadway cast recording of the show Five Guys Named Moe.


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By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger   Video by Eileen Goldfinger.  Please click on music and then video for the ultimate multi-media experience.

I am reluctant to post  Florida photos in the winter because it feels cruel to those of  you, including our two Grover sons, who are freezing their buttocks off in Jersey.

But, on the other hand, some readers have told me that they enjoy the Fla Fla Land images.

So here is a video that Eileen shot a few days ago.   We were sitting on a narrow beach off the Sanibel Island Causeway, looking out at San Carlos Bay, a route to the Gulf.  Hardly anyone actually  goes into the water there.  But some enjoy the water sports like kite surfing or fishing.  Regular surfing is out of the question, because there only tiny waves.    Mostly people just open up a folding chair and enjoy the gentle lapping of the water.   The visitors seem to vary between those who seek shade under the trees and those who sunbathe.

The fisherman in the picture seemed happy just to cast, reel, cast, reel , cast reel—non-stop and monotonous, but very relaxing. It was soothing  even just watching him. He was using a small hunk of bait, and he caught nothing while we were there.

He seemed perfectly content. He said that his wife was walking along the edge of the water looking for shells.  These people sure know how to waste time—a marvelous talent in our high energy culture.

Eileen and her sister Hope join in the festivities by chatting–endlessly, a preoccupation sort of like cast, reel, cast…etc.  Or else they crochet —-twirling their little stick hooks over and over and…..

I like to walk around and people-watch.  Sometimes the action is on the water–such as watching pelicans diving. Or else families set up barbecues, playing bossa nova music, while the kids chase each other, round and round and ……

Sometimes I come across strange sights such as when a group of chairs were set up in rows, on the beach, facing the water, with white covers, waiting for a wedding to start. Just one person had arrived so far.   That fellow  was standing in front of the chairs, back to the water, practicing  a speech to his imaginary audience.

After a day of relaxing, I find that  activity to be quite exhausting.


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Johnny Mercer's house across from Forsyth Park in Savannah. Eileen Goldfinger photo. ©

Johnny Mercer’s house across from Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia   Eileen Goldfinger photo. ©  Repost 2015.

Forsyth Park, Savannah. Paul Goldfinger photograph. ©

Forsyth Park, Savannah. Paul Goldfinger photograph. © Click to enlarge image.

Johnny Mercer, the great songwriter, is a son of Savannah.  He is buried there, and the memorial says , “Buddy, I’m a kind of poet and I’ve gotta lotta things to say.”

K.D. LANG sings “Skylark.” Johnny Mercer wrote the words, and Hoagy Carmichael (who wrote “Georgia on My Mind”)  wrote the music.  The song is featured in the Clint Eastwood film: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, filmed in Savannah.

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