Lately, whenever we go out to eat, Tara cringes. Because it usually ends up being a party of three: me, her, and my camera. Like many people, I’m sort-of obsessed with photographing my food. This would probably be okay with my wife if I did so subtly – a quick snapshot with my phone, sayContinue reading “A Feast for the Eyes”
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NNWM/6: The Color of Peanut Butter
I have no idea what inspired me to make a big pot of homemade gumbo this evening. The short answer is: I was craving it. But I don’t know why, because I have zero ties to New Orleans. In fact, Louisiana is one of the few states I have never visited. It’s not like myContinue reading “NNWM/6: The Color of Peanut Butter”
Cooking as Poetry
Cooking is like a poem. There’s a certain rhythm and grace to the prep work. Chopping, slicing, and dicing; the alternating short and long cuts a sort of iambic pentameter in the kitchen. Baking is precision and rhyme, but all else – that which does not demand perfection – is loose, free-form. These ideas cameContinue reading “Cooking as Poetry”
Don’t Get Murdered
A few weeks ago, I stopped into my local State Farm office to steal a cup of coffee. You might recall me talking about it here. But that was merely the tip of the iceberg. Immediately afterwards, I started plotting something even more daring. What would happen if I walked past somebody dining outdoors atContinue reading “Don’t Get Murdered”
Make it Snap-E!
The camaraderie with friends this past weekend was nice. We caught an amazing sunset Friday night. Enjoyed some great food and tasty beverages. Soaked our cares away in a hot tub. But the best part about our weekend getaway to Ocean Park, Washington? I found Snap-E-Tom in a local grocery store and picked up a fewContinue reading “Make it Snap-E!”
It’s Kale, I Swear!
Tara and I took a walk to Chuck’s Produce yesterday to stock up on healthy snacks. For some bizarre reason that escapes me, I saw kale chips on the shelf and thought, yum! I have no idea what I was thinking, as I’d never even had kale chips before. Hello, impulse shopper! Right? You have noContinue reading “It’s Kale, I Swear!”