Category Archives: Humans Love Food!

Remembering the Whole Earth

Yesterday I conducted a little archaeological dig into our dusty shelves of neglected cookbooks.  I can’t recall when I last pulled out one of those oil-spattered old friends…these days, I most often cook our usual fare ad hoc or, like … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Spoons

I wasn’t born with one of these in my mouth, but I love using them to scoop up my morning Cheerios or the (occasional!) evening ice cream…in my home, they’re not hidden away.  That’s the way it was for my … Continue reading

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I know, artisan beers are all the rage these days, & for good reason.  You can make beer anytime anywhere, it accepts a wide variety of flavorings, & it’s one of the most popular beverages in the world: only water … Continue reading

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Burn4: Cooking with Fire

Can you imagine camping without campfires & grilled meat?  No, me neither.  Like, what’s the point of packing the tent & all the gear if there’s no flickering in the firepit as that lovely star of ours sinks flaming into … Continue reading

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A Spoonful of Goobers

My father loved peanuts.  Salted in the shell & generous shmears on saltines.  Spanish in the can were a special treat.  Peanut aroma dominates my memories of bedtime hugs, family camping trips to Dinkey Creek, Saturday afternoons around our SoCal pool. … Continue reading

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Lemon & Salt

My new favorite condiment for nearly everything:  preserved lemon.  Lemon & salt, salt & lemon, that’s it, & who could ask for more?  And happily, it’s very easy to make* - gotta use your hands though! The veneration of salt peppers human … Continue reading

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Leftovers for Breakfast

A while ago I noticed a slew of news articles about how much food is wasted…realizing that I’m part of the problem really hit me in the gut.  I now feel especially guilty about bread crusts – I’d always thought … Continue reading

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Norwegian Tortillas in Four (Short) Chapters

1  Family Heritage.   When your parents are from Minnesota (& you’re anywhere near my somewhat advanced age), there’s a high likelihood that your ancestors are either from Sweden, Norway, or Germany, with a few other random northern European bloodlines thrown into … Continue reading

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Longer Than You Think

Have you noticed that whatever the project, it takes longer than you think?  Uh, like, much longer.  Never, ever shorter.  Definitely not your usual bell curve of averages. Especially at this time of year, it seems.  I (thankfully) didn’t host … Continue reading

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Maybe It Was The Sashimi…

…as in fish, not fauna, that nudged our ancestors of 2 million years ago (already striding on their highly-functional feet) along the path toward larger & more complex brains. Granted, they probably didn’t enjoy succulent hamachi like we do today (no … Continue reading

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