Archive for the ‘Food’ Category



February 23, 2014

Mmmmm… freshly toasted butternut squash seeds!


Dinner Tonight

September 4, 2013
  • Kale, from my garden:  Check!
  • Tomatoes, from my garden:  Check!
  • Butternut squash, from my garden:  Check!
  • Beet, from my garden:  Check!
  • Basil, from my garden:  Check!
  • Fish, from my gar… er, the store:  Check!
  • Salt, Pepper:  Check!

Delicious?  CHECK!



April 13, 2013

My artichoke plant has exploded and is producing artichokes out the wazooooo.  Delicious and huge artichokes.  I’ve been steaming and delighting in them.  Gotta catch up though – they’re better when not too huge, and some on the plant right now are big enough to use as a mace!


More Eating Reading

March 11, 2013

This time, it’s about memories of the tobacco industry:


A must read if you eat

March 3, 2013

A great article from the NY Times Magazine on the North American food system:

Very well worth (and important!) reading.  A nice piece of journalism.



November 18, 2012

Made something new last night — a cassoulet/ratatouille sorta thing with ground lamb.  Our verdict:  pretty darn good!


Dear prop 37 authors

November 7, 2012

Today, after being narrowly defeated, please recognize that this defeat was not a NO to the idea of labeling nor the desire to label GMOs.   The proposition as written had some flaws that gave people pause.  Please, bring it to some policy wonks, or to the legislature, have it go through the process, tighten and strengthen the policy, ensure that it achieves its aim (label GMOs) without unintentional consequences or holes, and pass it as law or re-introduce it in a future election real soon now.

Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt-based rhetoric and these misgivings are what had this round come up short.  Clean up the statute such that it shines and achieves its aim as true to the bullseye as possible and we will get the GMO labeling we want.