Food for Thought

Journal Entry 17 September 2022 It’s interesting that after so many years of working in commercial kitchens I now work in the home kitchen of a small group home; I’ve been there nearly 5 years. Though it is clean and orderly it is well stocked with equipment. Inversely, my teeny home kitchen, which is alsoContinue reading “Food for Thought”

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation Warning: blatant religious talk ahead. If this is not your thing keep scrolling. And I am fully aware that when I post with overtly religious tones (opposed to simply. “spiritual”) some followers immediately jump ship, and that is okay. But I’m starting off topic. Let me begin again, which is really whatContinue reading “Lost in Translation”

Crisp Tofu Souvlaki

So I have to preface this post with a couple things. One is that I am not vegetarian (as some sometimes assume, given the plant based recipes I often post). I eat meat, albeit small quantities, on most work days as I eat what I cook for others. But when off the clock I eatContinue reading “Crisp Tofu Souvlaki”

Pickle Me This

A couple weeks ago at the beginning of my “staycation” I began a few ferments. Given the weather my teeny kitchen is a bit toasty this time of year so they only took two weeks. Here they are re-packaged and ready for the fridge. From left to right… Louisiana-style fermented hot sauce (made with jalapeno),Continue reading “Pickle Me This”

Ma Petite Cuisine

Ma petite cuisine (my tiny kitchen), or I should say, my tiny, crowded, disheveled, but very functional kitchen. I’ve worked in plenty of kitchens throughout my life but this is my favorite. It’s a galley really, a little longer than it is wide in a small 1860’s house in one of Buffalo’s older neighborhoods. ForContinue reading “Ma Petite Cuisine”

Baba Ghanouj

One component of dinner last night and lunch today: Hummus’ first cousin, Baba Ghanouj. Pictured here garnished with smoked paprika, za’atar, Aleppo pepper, and virgin oil. Baba Ghanouj Makes about 1 ½ cups 1 medium eggplant, stem removed and split lengthwise 1 medium onion, peeled and quartered 2 jalapeno, seeded and split lengthwise 4 clovesContinue reading “Baba Ghanouj”

Doing What It Takes…

This is __________. We met this afternoon when he was riding down the street collecting recyclables. It was impressive, I told him, and asked if I could capture his image. A few years ago he injured himself which left him unable to do his former job, so rather than ask for handouts he collects recyclables.Continue reading “Doing What It Takes…”