Category Archives: food

Off-duty sparrows

We filled the bird feeder— finally. It took a couple of days but now we have become sparrow central. The birds line up on the wires in our backyard, on the tomato towers and the lamp post and swoop to … Continue reading

Posted in birds, food, garden, nature | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

“So, you are an apple.”

My annual check-up with my doctor. Blood pressure elevated but not too much. That reddish splotch, not cancerous, just veins that have reached a dead end. But my cholesterol and LDL (the bad cholesterol) are too high. Not quite high enough … Continue reading

Posted in aging, food, health | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Seaweed Salad

Seaweed salad is something we have often ordered when we have gone out to Asian restaurants, but recently we have made it ourselves in our own kitchen. This nutrient rich salad is very easy to put together. You can buy … Continue reading

Posted in food, recipe | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Recipe for relationship

IB and his girlfriend are taking a road trip to Virginia and North Carolina and we are lending them our car. In thanks for our generosity, they cooked us a most amazing meal last night. Broiled mackerel, konbucha (not pictured), … Continue reading

Posted in cooking, food, recipe, relationship | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Ushering in my 63rd year

IB grilling the first part of my awesome birthday dinner (purchased by IB and JB in a wild and enthusiastic shopping spree)– portobello mushrooms, asparagus, pineapple. The King Salmon and the corn came next. Below- artichoke, tomato, and mozzarella salad … Continue reading

Posted in family, food | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Food Fights for Freedom

We found a delicious looking bean dish in the New York Times and decided to try it out today. It called for white beans and when JB brought up the glass container the beans are in, he said, “Hey, remember … Continue reading

Posted in environment, food, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“You Are What You Eat”

Mark Menjivar, photographer, has produced portraits of people through pictures of their refrigerators in his series “You Are What You Eat.” I first heard of him through a podcast of the Splendid Table, and was fascinated with the whole project. … Continue reading

Posted in food, photography | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Hungry for Japan

Posted in food, Japan, photography | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Fahrdreht: RIP Hostess Twinkie (1933-2012)

We are all saddened by the loss of the cultural icon of Hostess’ cream filled Twinkies. They were the stamp of my most formative years, developmental comfort food, invented outside of Chicago in Schiller Park in 1933. Over thirty years … Continue reading

Posted in food | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Recipe for zen meditation

This is what I came home to, for dinner, after driving through thick traffic, negotiating complex road construction and a heavy rain storm. Ah yes, homemade pizza: a margherita pesto using our garden herbs and tomatoes (top) and another made … Continue reading

Posted in food, recipe | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments