Category Archives: Humans Love Food!

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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Evolution Is Not Progress

Don’t worry, I haven’t become a creationist! But for heaven’s sake, can we please stop using this misleading evolution graphic?? AND all the endless permutations of the same misleading “progress of man” theme…OK, some of them are funny, & some … Continue reading

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Cheese and Chicken Bark

I was standing in line at my favorite go-to market the other day & the fellow in front of me incredulously asked if I was “really going to eat” that (lovely) bucheron cheese I’d just placed on the checkout counter. Slightly (but … Continue reading

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What Is It About Meat??

Husband Rock is in the kitchen cooking three pounds of pork for a stew to deliver to a co-worker who lost her husband unexpectedly.  Sigh.  I suggest that he turn on the stove fan, though, because the delicious smell is … Continue reading

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Soup Afternoons, Soup Nites

There are some afternoons I just have to make soup.  Like today’s drippy afternoon – the grandson still napping, the hen & I cooped up (no no, not together!), last week’s CSA roots in the fridge.  & turnips…how can I … Continue reading

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Eating Mexican Food on St. Patrick’s Day

…Frozen Mexican food even – Amy’s organic cheese enchiladas, to be specific (highly embarrassing, I agree).  And it’s a Saturday night to boot.  Of course, I have visions that everyone else in the world (well at least in the neighborhood) is … Continue reading

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