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SUMMERTIME AND THE COUSCOUS IS EASY

Let’s come to terms with this: I am a suckfest of a blogger. Lately it’s been trivia, and poker, and movies starring the young Robert Downey Jr., and morning yoga with James, and struggling with pie crusts in the stupid hot Florida summer.  It’s true that I am terrible at updating blogs, but it’s also true that I am not half bad at making lavender eye pillows (for shavasana). Say the word and I will sew one for you! The pillow is muslin, filled with flax seeds and dried lavender, and comes inside its own eye pillowcase, for easy washing. Pillows can be microwaved or frozen and placed on your face or popped open and eaten!!! Own a pillow today (or soon)!! Namaste!

Fourth of July peach pie. Cold hands, warm heart, can't lose...pie crust

Birthday belly

Cold soba: many a lunch

"guest blogging"

Shrimp and oyster gumbo a.k.a. death by okra

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July 23, 2010. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Tis the season to eat raw kale

Fa la la la la, la la la la

Sorry. Not a lot going on over here.  I got another twin egg?

cute

That kale thing was- olives, curly kale, radishes, purple cabbage, carrots, sauerkraut, a whole avocado, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, and probably other stuff I’m forgetting. It’s always tempting to eat the whole bunch, until I remember what a horrible idea that is!  The raw kale hangover is AWFUL, way worse than the aftermath of too many cookies.

April 7, 2010. Uncategorized. 3 comments.

Moveable feast

Basically this is my idea of the ideal Sunday: special church service (it’s palm Sunday, yo!), hanging out in my small, windowless “graduate study carrel” at the library, escaping in time for a Michelada on the porch. Now it’s nursing this thing (lime juice, salt, Worcestershire, Tabasco plus Tecate) and contemplating dinner.  Ever since watching The Hangover I have been craving a big, raw steak with roofies poked into it. Another thing I’m craving, probably because yesterday we were sitting in some onion grass, is a bagel.

March 28, 2010. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Purple fried rice

Wasn’t weird enough, I guess: I had to throw those radishes in, too.

Also, it is impossible to tell from that picture, but the egg was twins!

March 26, 2010. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Liver little!

After a week spent eating good things, Saturday was a harrowing I-don’t-know-how-many-hours at the airport, and Sunday night was sleepless. Now the problem is my body’s over here but my soul is hanging out somewhere west and yet to join it.  Meaning I can’t do any real thinking, and I’m not aware or alert enough to do anything but blend chicken livers.  Which is something, at least. Because you can almost not spell “party” without “pâté”!  Or actually: You can’t spell “parties” without “pâté”!  Except more accurately it’s: You can’t spell “pârtiés” without “pâté”!  ANYWAY, this is my favorite recipe. It’s easy and zombie-proof.

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March 15, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Of course this had to happen

By “this” I mean the fried rice Mark Bittman has a crush on. And other good peoples. And now me too. Mine looks extra leeky because it is.

Also: doesn’t it seem as though there is a direct correlation between number of eggs in the refrigerator and one’s anxiety about impending travel?  Yesterday there were eight in the carton and I was losing my mind.  Now it’s mostly under control: I depart tomorrow in the AM and the egg count is down to a manageable two.

March 5, 2010. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Paradise cabbage

Recently I interviewed translator/author/kilimologist John Batki. We talked cabbage and writing, two of my favorite things.  The featured recipe tastes like spaghetti-o’s and also pizza!

March 3, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Heat on the cheap!

Most effective, inexpensive, eco-friendly way to stay warm: SALSA.  I refer to the food, though probably it is also true of the dance.  Important to make liberal use of jalapenos and do not seed.  Taste frequently.  If you should you find yourself freezing and unable to pay your heating bill, why not try salsa-drowned huevos rancheros all the day long?

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February 15, 2010. Tags: , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Aberrant breakfast

Normally it is oatmeal.  On this day— Jan. 26— it was broccoli, eggs, sour cream, avocado, and languishing sunflower sprouts, plus Tabasco. Nothing beats oatmeal, I’m aware, but TRY THIS THING.  The sprouts, let’s just say, are super key.  Enzymes! They give you wings.

February 13, 2010. Tags: , , , . Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Let’s get it started in here

What better way to get it started (and retarded!) in here than modestly, with the lowly yet lovely black-eyed pea?  Whoever it was who started eating cowpeas for a prosperous new year was under some funny impressions: something about them plumping up as they cook means they’re bound to plump up your pocketbook too.  This New Year’s Eve in Gainesville, too cold to scoot, I power-walked to Publix and found black-eyed peas on sale for a song (79 cents, if anyone’s counting, and with my stipend, of course I am!).  On top of exciting which, bags of collards were buy-one-get-one-free (it is those flat green leaves, looking like bills, bills, bills)!

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January 19, 2010. Tags: . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.