Snacks Tonight #12

June 30, 2018


This afternoon I made mango and cream cheese egg rolls. Baked, not deep fried.  From all accounts they were the best snacks I ever made!


Dinner Tonight #44

June 9, 2018


Tonight we had a lemon pepper chicken dish that was really good, complex.

R.I.P. Anthony Bourdain

June 8, 2018

I am saddened to read of the suicide today of chef and travel raconteur Anthony Bourdain.

I didn’t know the man, never met him, but he was a kind of hero. In “Kitchen Confidential” and other works, he was brutally honest, both about his occupation and his own part in it.  More generally, he felt it was important to de-colonize our tastebuds, to understand and appreciate local taste, to try anything, to enjoy most. Television was a marvelous medium for him, with his outgoing style and intimate explanation.

Recently he has been front and centre in the #MeToo movement and was always a supporter of immigrants willing to work their way up through the industry. He was loud and brash and I shall miss him.

Dinner Tonight #43

May 2, 2018


This was a quite lovely crab tart from Nigel Slater, served with a baby spinach salad.

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Dinner Tonight #42

April 28, 2018


This was something very different: pasta and butternut squash cake. It wasn’t bad at all.

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Guess Where I Had Lunch Today

April 5, 2018


And all for a buck and a half, with unlimited soda.

Today’s Kitchen Dilemma

April 2, 2018


Where to start?