Last week Steve decided to make seafood gumbo for the first time. I told him that when the old-timers made this back in the day it seemed, from my perspective as a child, to take a loooong time. But he wanted to give it a try.
Indeed, it took almost all day. He had to make the roux. That accomplishment… Continue reading
few months back I seemed to encounter a number of experiences advocating adding bacon to everything. Since most of this was online, I thought it was some sort of ridiculous meme. Then today, in the grocery store, I saw Mo’s Milk Bar1: 45% deep milk chocolate, hickory smoked uncured bacon, and alder wood smoked salt. Chocolate and bacon? Are you… Continue reading
[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]esterday had some fun birthday karma! Here are just a couple of examples:
Elephant Bar Restaurant
We had lunch at the Elephant Bar Restaurant on 1225 Willow Pass Rd in Concord, CA 94522. (Yes, we were not in our normal neck of the woods!)
First, the food is excellent. Very fresh and healthful. And the decor is fun too! Very… Continue reading
A time lapse of Steve cooking Thanksgiving Day lunch: ham, squash casserole, and sweet potato casserole. Yum! (Since his birthday was the next day, I used a vintage look. [EG] )… Continue reading
On Saturday I walked over a mile to meet the Burly Baker, himself—Bill. From Atlanta, he was in town for the weekend. Bill is actually a computer geek by trade. At lunch he handed me a box of his Brown Butter Cashew Blondies. With a glint in his eyes, he rhapsodized over how they are made and what’s in them.… Continue reading
I normally don’t like emails that are circulated, but this one, from my FC was cute.
We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
The last thing I want to do is… Continue reading