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The kitty isn’t even wearing green.

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Why is there a picture of a cat on a food blog on St. Patrick’s Day? Moreover (if you’re the type of person who uses the word ‘moreover,’ which I’m not, except just now), why does the picture include an oxalis plant which isn’t […]

Whaddya mean we have to change our clocks this weekend?

Friday, March 7th, 2008

I passed by a display of fresh asparagus at my grocery store yesterday. “Bah,” I said with contempt (as opposed to saying “Bah” with reverence). “Vegetables out of season taste awful.” Then I remembered that it was March. Asparagus season. “Holy crap,” I said. “When did it become asparagus season?” It’s a tough winter when […]

Food schmood.

Monday, February 12th, 2007

A large Buddha sat serenely in the clearance section of a local home decorating store. A distant echoing voice seemed to shout, Zen for your home, marked down from $499.95 to only $99.95! The path to spiritual enlightenment has never been more affordable! Get it while supplies last! Buddha didn’t even blink. I suppose I […]

Pits and peels #1.

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

Pits and peels usually disappear down garbage disposals, decay in compost piles, and fester in the trash, but once in a while a few will have a use in the kitchen. Apricot pits can be split for the poisonous but heady kernel inside (it’s worth it). Oily citrus zest sprays more flavor onto your knuckles […]