Tag Archives: food and cooking

santa and mrs. claus at the chinese buffet

American Chinese buffet restaurants are famous for their eccentric decorations.  Our local recently installed this eclectic display above the sushi counter, featuring two large green and brown ceramic planters with elephants at each end, filled with mysterious containers (one was … Continue reading

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hulk poem onion

(The Incredible Hulk is in my kitchen, making caramelized onions and writing poetry.) Hulk magic skillet:  Onions disappear, make brown taste delicious. Hulk learn new word today: umami.

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naga with a paczhi

Celebrating fifty years of so of not going to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, and probably about 15 or twenty of not going to Carnival at Rio, so have a Naga with a Paczhi.   (I may have actually taught … Continue reading

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morning haiku

A 100% increase in home coffee brewing capacity leads directly to a corresponding increase in early morning poetry output. Coffee grounds in wet brown filter. Do not dump them all over the kitchen. Or maybe a not-a-haiku is better: Coffee … Continue reading

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coffee kit

Or the day I spent way too much time trying to photograph a stainless steel teakettle with a phone camera.  My goal of spending a year without a major purchase lasted about five weeks, six at the outside, as I … Continue reading

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black and white and green (and yellow) all over

I’d rather photograph it than eat it. Not a fan of this particular vegetable, but I really like the graphics on the carton, and even the real thing in the package below is pretty photogenic.  ( The Fuji X100T visits … Continue reading

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hulk poem costco

Our favorite poet returns with some thoughts on shopping in bulk: Hulk go Costco. Hulk buy frozen box samosas: Potato, chickpea, Chicken tikka masala inside. Three kinds Indian samosa. Big question:  Why everything taste better When free sample?

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calligraphic carrot

The Standard Catalog of Official Chinese Buffet Sheet Cake Desserts offers this rather elegant bit of chocolate calligraphy to aid in identifying the carrot cake squares.   I find it much more attractive than the usual triangular dollop of bright … Continue reading

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a bacon accomplishment

My major accomplishment yesterday: I bookmatched the bacon.

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obligatory foodie shot

You know that one dish at the Chinese buffet?  The one with the crab in it?  What is that stuff called?

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