28 09, 2015

If You Need a Drug, Why Not Food?

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:20+00:00 September 28th, 2015|cakes, desserts, salads, sandwiches, side dishes, soups|0 Comments

Sometimes the cow patties in a book are like weeds in the sidewalk cracks. It’s hard to keep a few from springing up. Best not criticize, unless your own sidewalk is weed-free. But when Carl Hiaasen wrote Star Island, I’m pretty sure he hauled along a bag of weed seeds and poured them in the sidewalk cracks on purpose. That said, he wrote a pretty [...]

5 07, 2015

Can You Get Me Into Your Country Club?

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:24+00:00 July 5th, 2015|cakes, good fiction, salads, sandwiches|0 Comments

You might be one of those people who resents the rich.But I think they fill a need in our society. They build castles to live in, and I get to walk by and admire them. I would certainly enjoy the country lane Nelson DeMille portrays in his novel, Gold Coast. […]

2 03, 2015

The Revenge of Bacon

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:26+00:00 March 2nd, 2015|good nonfiction, salads, sandwiches, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do you think you will meet your long-gone pets after you die? Do you hope you will? I do, at least in the case of Trouble. He was an orange tuxedo cat, handsome as a movie star, loving as a baby, tolerant beyond belief of children who wouldn’t stop carrying him around like a sack of flour. In the case of Butterscotch, not so much. [...]

2 02, 2015

The Medieval Bowl

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:27+00:00 February 2nd, 2015|appetizers, desserts, good fiction, salads, sandwiches, snacks|0 Comments

And how did your big game go? Did anybody get raped, pillaged, trampled under a horse, burned with torches, locked away in a cold isolation cell, anything like that? Oh, wait. Wrong game. You’ve been hearing all about the Super Bowl while I’ve been munching on tail-gater food, absorbed in the Medieval Bowl.  Who's playing?  Well, it's the Monks vs. the Earls. Mini Muffulettas [...]