Category Archives: Food

dreams of love


she’s a bit stiff around the edges….a bit pale, pasty, and tender…but I love her. her aroma sets her apart from the others. when I walk by, I cannot but stop and stare. she’s a looker, that’s for sure. sure, she’s … Continue reading

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Rare and fatal bleeding, or “how to order a juicy steak”


When I met my wife- the original- she could cook a steak in a frying pan without adding butter or cooking oil. She simply lit the burner and watched the blue flames heat the skillet until the steak was nicely … Continue reading

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Pleasantries and Pungentries


if you happen to drive on Pleasantville Road, you’ll find it is pleasantly straight. in my youth, such straightness would be appalling. Now, it is glorious. Akin to driverless transportation…pointing the car in one direction and dreaming through the next … Continue reading

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Donut Love, Not Drama


The “Capital Rotunda” is not a very nice sounding name, and, I believe, should be changed to something less inflammatory, like The “Round-looking Room.” I mean, “rotunda,” sounds so prejudiced, like you are tearing down their self-esteem. It makes me … Continue reading

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what’s in the pot: chicken soup


every time i go to Ohio, i look for “German” egg noodles. this time i found them at a small local grocery, sitting in stacks of noodle heaven. here, end to end, i found Mrs. Miller’s Amish noodles, Inn Maid … Continue reading

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Super Bowl of Chili


millions of people are watching a sporting event in New Jersey while I am cooking…but both of us are hoping for a fine super bowl. The seahawks hope they can fly past the bucking broncos, but i hope to eat … Continue reading

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Goodbye Mister Fritter


this clip is from my college days…  if you’re on a quest for the worst chicken sandwich this side of Sochi, I believe I may have found it for you. I don’t want to give away the exact location, but it … Continue reading

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life in the zed zone


i despise it when someone says they “hate” Polish Sausage. I absolutely love Kielbassa and all types of Polish meats. Walk into a Polish deli and you’re likely to see strings of hanging sausages, myriads of different ones, like a … Continue reading

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if you’re breathing and you know it, clap your hands


I thought I’d died and woke up in a nursing home; I’ve never seen so many senior citizens waiting in line to eat… By the time we were seated on the far side of the restaurant, I counted four children … Continue reading

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Continental Confusion


Parsley is so underrated. First, it is green. Second, It is savory. And, also, it compliments garlic, blends well with cucumber, and makes chicken look pretty (at least the legs, thighs, and breasts). When was the last time a condiment … Continue reading

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