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The four, dark green poblanos continually called out to me from their reclined, lazy position on the plate. I got them from the local farmers market with the intent on stuffing them with something, but whatever I came up with just didn’t get me excited. So the days went by, with those peppers taunting me, […]

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It started simple enough. The day, as it unfolded, was young and full of promise, including the weather. High skies, as the saying goes, as blue as that polyester suit I still have hanging in my closet, with the white buttons and matching pinstripe trim. The sky was accompanied by a slow, gentle, but steady […]

First there was puzzlement. Then I think I had a little twitch, followed by a nervous laugh. As the delivery driver walked towards our house with the box, it became apparent that the box sported a cow’s head on it, with an accompanying perishable logo on the side. By then, a full smile was on […]

It doesn’t have to be this way, you know. Certain foods for certain days, seasons, or times of the year. You know what I’m talkin’ about. No ice cream for breakfast. No wine or whiskey before, what, like noon or so? Taco Tuesdays. Brown sugar and pineapple glazed ham for the Easter holiday. A big, […]

Ironically, I can see it only by closing my eyes. The Chinatown vendors in their colorful selling spaces, bustling about while visitors move up and down the street looking over their wares and food offerings. The aroma on the street is enticing, like a sirens song to a wayward sailor. Nose lifted upward, it leads […]

“There ain’t nothin’ shakin’ but the leaves on the trees, And they wouldn’t shake if it wasn’t for the breeze”    George Jones “Ain’t Nothin’ Shakin” And we were grateful for that little breeze on this day. Because let me tell ya, it’s a hot one, complete with the humidity that likes to call our […]

Towards the end of a day when the sun was already beginning to pack it in, giving way to the subtle, highlighting qualities of the rising moon, the Zeust Grill Light, compliments of The Zeust Power Bright Company, arrived at my door, packaged in a shiny, sleek, easy-open box that simultaneously boasted of its brightness […]

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Until the predawn peace was broken, meaning a few choice words were uttered after running into a small stool or something in the yard. Then I’m pretty sure the creatures were all stirring, including this years garden nemesis, our new backyard chipmunk. I’m sure he was out […]

Barbecue. Grilling. Smoking Meat. All can be messy propositions, for sure. But then, that’s the fun and beauty of it, now isn’t it? And when you can clean those messes up with a swipe of a towel, it becomes no big deal. So when companies like ORA Kitchen Towels suggest that they can make cleanup easier and […]

When the sun decides to stay up longer, so do the people who enjoy the benefits of those extended hours. This time of year brings renewed energy and hopes of open windows, budding flowers, greener grass, and more productive gardens. Having a less than stellar garden season last year, I thought it best to clean […]