Category: Food

Tea Time

My wife is a life long coffee drinker, while I prefer a wide variety of loose leaf teas. My usual method of brewing those delectable young leaves and leaf buds of Camellia sinensis is to weigh the tea out and steep them with a Chatsford mug infuser…

A Taste of Africa

Three years ago we traveled throughout southern Africa. A pleasant memory was the evening we drank Amarula while watching wildlife walking across an area filled with red rocks between us and the setting sun. Thanks to a going away gift of a bottle…

Remembering Times Past

There are many ways to say it, one being: "If you never knew about it you can't miss it." Unfortunately for much of our life there was a Trader Joe's just a few minutes away from where we lived. With our homes of the past decade and a half having…

Plastikmüll: "Revolution" im Kapitalismus

In Frankreich dürfen viele Obst- und Gemüsesorten nicht mehr in Plastikverpackungen verkauft werden. Warum ist das nicht europaweit seit 30 Jahren so geregelt?…

Thoughts of food

Currently visiting family over the holidays. Our gift to our granddaughter of "Mexico One Plate at a Time" by Rick Bayless was perfect in more ways than one. Nothing like super delicious flan for dessert. In less than a week our travels will resume,…

Tomatensalat mit Chili und Limette

Zutaten 3 Fleischtomaten1 Zwiebel, rot1 Knoblauchzehe, klein1 Bund Koriander1 Chilischote, rot1 Biolimetteetwas Salz…

Tiny Fried Birds

"At the risk of protest from wildlife protection societies, I confess that when a platter of tiny fried birds was put before me, I not only ate them, I found them delicious, bones and all." ||| Barbara Norman, The Spanish Cookbook (1966), p. 112…

John Cage, Quiz Show King

John Cage on the quiz show Lascia o Raddoppia?, Milan, 1959 In 1959, after he had given three lectures in the West German city of Darmstadt on the principle of indeterminacy in music and then staged a series of concerts across Western Europe, the…