What’s that you say? Not Paleo?
Neither am I.
I am interested in food though – all food – and especially healthy, tasty food. (more…)
Writing about food is challenging. How, for example, would you describe a peach to someone who’d never seen or tasted one?
It’s so hard to find the language to explain the sumptuousness of a peach – a fuzzy-coated, sweetly fragrant, summer fruit whose ripe, soft flesh yields to the mouth, whose sweet juices run down your hands and face as you bite in. A peach smells of sunshine and honey and the summer wind. In size it is like a cross between an apple and an orange – sporting a warm soft, pale orange sweater-coat, kissed with shades of pink. In texture – more akin to a plum. Peaches tastes like nectar, like honey, like flowers, like summer itself. But no matter what words you find – no matter how florid the description – a peach is a peach. Nothing but eating one actually does it justice.
Wasabi always makes me think of wabi-sabi – the Japanese art of finding and embracing beauty in flaws and imperfection. It is a concept derived from Buddhism and based on the idea that nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. (more…)
I must admit, I cringe a little when I hear the term “inspirational quote.” Makes me think of self-help books in which a single thought is expanded out to fill an entire book when a paragraph might have sufficed. So many experts – with so little and yet so much to say… (more…)
I’m going to skip all the preamble here and just say, please make this granola ASAP. Put the ingredients on your shopping list BEFORE you shut down your computer. This is seriously yummy granola. It’s can’t-wait-to-get-out-of-bed-in-the-morning good.
This week I happened to hear an interview with Chuck Close, considered to be one of the world’s greatest contemporary portrait painters. (more…)