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tango for two…solomente mi


you know you’ve been alone too long…when you start swaying to the Colombian music…definite tango music…sitting alone on your side of the restaurant, sipping a soft drink and downing chile verde con pollo, rice and beans…the night so cold- muy … 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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“The Adventures of Bag Boy”


back when i was a teenager, the church i attended used to mention services for the shut-ins. women called “deacons,” would take them communion, send them cards and bulletins, and “minister to the needs of the shut-ins.” i came to … Continue reading

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Rejecting the Refrigerator


Is anyone else tired of chicken? Not just any chicken, the plain chicken you get in the grocery store that you have to take home and put in the refrigerator. That chicken. That kind of food. I’m tired of tasteless. … Continue reading

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How do I love thee? Let me count the glaze


We face a growing problem in The West. An increasingly disturbing range of bulging behemoths spend reckless days before computerized game devices, munching on the joys of high fructose corn syrup, powdered sugar, and genetically modified substances. Even the United … Continue reading

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Living in Hamalot


I like being kosher, but just not right now. Right now, I have to finish the 3.5 pounds of ham I bought to support the local economy…and have an option to chicken. I live in a town known for one … Continue reading

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101 Things To Do With a Handful of Hummus


Spell check doesn’t like it. My daughter doesn’t like it. My mother says it looks like dog food. And I agree. But hummus doesn’t taste like dog food…does it? My preference is traditional- scooped up with warm, olivy, crunchy pita … Continue reading

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Justice and mercy


I struggle with diabetes. Many years ago, I worked in a high stress, high performance, high profile career that contributed to a food and health lifestyle that lead to the development of that diabetes. It didn’t help that I made … Continue reading

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Ramp Dinners and Festivals


The breezy winds of springtime bring scents of blossoms and flowering things…while young and old males, from wee pups to old gassers, spend odd afternoons and evenings passing the time at Ramp Festivals, high up in the Appalachian Mountains. These … Continue reading

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On the edge of the parking lot


She propped a leg on the curb and took some serious puffs on a dwindling cigarette, communicating stress. An older man, dressed in suspenders, a heavy blue-plaid flannel shirt, and pants belonging to a long-forgotten era, brought his pipe and … Continue reading

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