Things That Didn’t Suck In 2016

2016 was not exactly a fabulous year. If the election were a script, I’d have written notes all over it — words like “unrealistic,” “too arch,” and… a lot of notes on grammar. And let’s not forget the rest of the world… yesterday alone there were at least 3 “breaking news” incidents, which I will leave it to Future Readers to google… if there’s still an internet. … Continue reading Things That Didn’t Suck In 2016

Do It Yourself: Mishap #3 — Overflowing Cauliflower Stew

Okay, I want to end this series of mishaps. Then I can move on to more important subjects. Like pizza. (And pizza mishaps.) Speaking of mishaps, I’m out of the ankle boot but still on orders to take it easy. The gastritis (I think) that the naproxen seemed to cause has cleared (I think), as has the cold/cough that hit me the day I got … Continue reading Do It Yourself: Mishap #3 — Overflowing Cauliflower Stew

Do It Yourself: Mishap #2 — Sweet-Tooth Eggplant Sauce

Lately I’ve been trying to procure my favorite vegetables from weekend farmers markets, which leads to a lot of Sunday cooking. Sunday vegan cooking, more or less. Which is fine with me. I’ve also been a bit obsessed with eggplant and cauliflower. You’ll notice a bunch of dishes featuring those particular veggies. They’re a few of my classic favorites, but I’m also interested in the … Continue reading Do It Yourself: Mishap #2 — Sweet-Tooth Eggplant Sauce

A Brief Examination of ARCTIC ZERO

As long as I’m talking about chocolate ice cream alternatives, I thought I’d take a moment to present you with the curious case of Arctic Zero. I was at my local Gelson’s, browsing the frozen section for non-dairy ice cream, when I noticed the label’s claim: lactose-intolerance friendly, gluten free… 150 calories per pint. Excuse me, what?? I had to take a closer look… It … Continue reading A Brief Examination of ARCTIC ZERO

Do It Yourself: Mishap #1 — Chocolate-Banana Vesuvius

My mishaps as of late are not confined to ankle problems… I don’t mind making mistakes when I cook, if the results are still somewhat edible. Screw-ups make for funny stories. So here are three: Chocolate-Banana Vesuvius, Sweet-Tooth Eggplant Sauce, and Overflowing Cauliflower Stew. (I’m going to do three separate posts, because I don’t want this to become monster-long.) Chocolate-Banana Vesuvius (pictured above) was my … Continue reading Do It Yourself: Mishap #1 — Chocolate-Banana Vesuvius