From Hit & Run at Reason: As part of an agreement reached with the Partnership for a Healthier America, the non-profit organization whose honorary chair is First Lady Michelle Obama, the candy bar maker Mars Inc. has agreed to phase out chocolate products that exceed 250 calories per portion. This means that by the end
Mr. Big Food does love cooking Cajun food. Several years ago he started asking me about mirlitons (also known as vegetable pears, chayote, choko, etc.) which are used in traditional Cajun dishes. I had no idea what he was talking about. But I’m beginning to learn! “Papa Sylvest’s” mirlitons. Mirlitons, Sechium edule, are in the
Recipes to follow It would have been interesting to be as smart as I am now– and I just mean that in a sort of practical wisdom sort of smart– when I was younger. Anyhoo… Missy is collapsing. Rocky is steadfast, asleep at Mr. Big Food’s feet. And now, she’s squeeking her squeeker. Poor thing.
03/03/2010 Today I planted tomato seeds in 60 peat pots, so if all goes well, I should have somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 tomato plants to plunk into the ground around the end of April. Looking at this photo of pepper seedlings from two years ago makes me feel as if I am behind–
Man, this is so good! Which isn’t surprising… any recipe whose ingredient list begins with “1 stick of butter” has promise! Recipe for PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE AND APRICOT AND OTHER FRUIT VARIATIONS below. “When the downside is the upside put the whipped cream on the outside.” “Pineapple slices and walnuts make a very beautiful
And in a few weeks, I expect to be eating salad with homemade dressing. I also planted some 20-day radishes and some 25-day microgreens. And some spinach and 30-35 day radishes. I’ll start thinning the early lettuce in about three weeks, the later lettuce and spinach in about four or five. Dang, I’m smart. Six
This is not an endorsement. I haven’t a clue who/what this group is. But I’m sympathetic to the question. What I take objection to is “government.” The government (singular) is populated with people (plural). We call them, “They.” The answer to the question of proper role is simple. The proper role of a handful of
on the Farm. Thanks, Jonathan!We wandered down to the Peabody and had a drink. I’m At Home in the Lobby of The Peabody Hotel.
Tasteful, in its own peculiar way, don’t you think? Note the complete absence of weeds in the lawns. The stone is beautiful. Rhodes College in “historic” Memphis, Tennessee has one of the most beautiful campuses I’ve ever seen. And for $190,384 for a four-year degree it had better! Note that “[m]any families with incomes over
A statue of Jefferson Davis in Memphis but I have to plant the lettuce right now or else we will not have any fresh salads and I am really ready for some fresh homegrown salads.
It’s a busy time of year. Memphis & Lettuce are calling. UPDATE! Perhaps I’ll have some time to talk about the history of Memphis– birthplace of the Piggly Wiggly!
It is not easy picking up a 48 pound Big Dog and stepping on a scale. There is no wasted space in Rocky. My guess is that Rocky weighs in with about 20 pounds of vital organs and 25 pounds of muscle. And a heart that is as big and bright as An Acre of
Rocky Will Be Gone. Who among us– that would now be Mr. Big Food & I– is gong to substitute for Rocky?
but I guess we’ll have to ramp it up a notch. We don’t have much time. My thinking is that they are eventually going to be together in the whole house and so she needs to learn how to settle down with him. We’ve made great progress on this front. The trick is figuring out
at “one” time. I think I need to adjust the shutter speed, or something. It is remarkable how far they’ve come in just five weeks, given my ignorance of the principles of obedience training, etc. Suzy has begun to wag her tail in situations where tail-wagging would be appropriate. There are two alternative hypotheses for
Dang it! I was so excited by the chicken that I forgot to take a photograph of the (homegrown, fresh) carrot, artichoke, etc. fritatta. On the way home this evening, Mr. Big Food asked me what we had in the way of dried herbs. We talked about the dried basil, dried celery leaves, etc., from
and we thought that was a unique opportunity for them to learn. They did very well. They pretty much follow me around, and they have associated prolonged good behavior in the kitchen with tasty rewards. And they were rewarded. You should have seen Rocky! He was on his best behavior. We will miss Rocky, the
This is some public school that’s across the street from where we stayed recently. The blue skies are betraying. But when we pulled in to check in, and got checked in, Mr. Big Food and I both remarked that the building reminded us of some in Bucharest.
Where do I begin? At the beginning, so not necessarily in order of importance. I think I could make some claim about what it means to be a flower bed, and that this “bed” did not qualify as a flower bed, but that aside, I take issue with “beautiful.” The pansies were infested with aphids.
Late this morning, someone at High Noon Café in Jackson, Mississippi made me one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches– I chose the real cheese option– I’ve ever had. I am not keen on consuming “certified” “organically” “pure” foodstuff just because the stuff has a rubber stamp (thankfully no longer made from a rubber tree)