Along with refusing to have 50 photos for every recipe I have not succumbed to the allure of making videos of myself chopping an onion.
To be honest, I have not even given it serious thought. If you look through my many photo albums of travels and life you will see very few photos of me. I’m not camera shy … Continue reading.....
Mon mari has been cooking on the barbecue grill for, well let’s just say a lot of years….
He does an excellent job, rarely cooking anything longer than necessary, and even more rarely burning something.
He’s never been bothered about getting the perfect grill lines on a steak or chicken breast. He is, however, always very careful to get the … Continue reading.....
I got a seed catalog the other day….
We all know what that means: Spring is Coming !!!
And with warmer weather comes outdoor cooking and grilling chicken.
Ever since I watched Nigella Lawson spatchcock a chicken I’ve wanted to try it.
Okay, I’ve wanted mon mari to try it – he’s in charge of grilling, after all.
I’ve explained … Continue reading.....
My mother always told us to eat ‘roughage’ .
Is that word even used anymore?
She wouldn’t have used the word ‘fiber’….. A fiber was something in fabric, not something one ate.
She never really explained what roughage was – except when she occasionally ate shredded wheat for breakfast. The rest of us wouldn’t touch it…. Even after she explained … Continue reading.....
I’ve never had a burrito.
I’ve eaten lots of enchiladas, which, according to the internet, is basically a burrito smothered in a red or green enchilada sauce.
I’ve had my share of tacos – there was a supermarket deli counter that had a Dollar Taco Tuesday special when I was a new working person looking for cheap lunches.
I’ve never … Continue reading.....
Yes, yes, yes…. I know it’s ‘dry January’.
We don’t participate.
From my brief search as to the origin of the promoted abstinence for this month it seems that the reason was to counter the excesses of last month (December holidays, office parties, etc.).
Since we don’t do the excesses (any more) we see no reason to do the abstinence. … Continue reading.....
How careful are you in the kitchen?
I like to think I am but sometimes I find myself doing stupid stuff…. Like pounding the cleaver through a butternut squash with my hand without checking that I have the sharp side down.
Or deciding that a pan is cool enough to grab with my bare hands and I find out, halfway … Continue reading.....
I have been one of the lucky ones for most of my life. I very rarely have trouble sleeping.
I actually started smoking when I was in college as a way to stay awake in class. That was, obviously, when one could still smoke indoors.
I have learned that my sleep patterns are probably not normal. I don’t think I … Continue reading.....