Caregiver’s Noodles

March 15, 2017

You’re wondering what these are. These thigmajigs, scmetchiks, whaddayacallits, are a crucial part of a wheelchair user’s day–that is, if the wheelchair user has a “swing-away” style footrest on his chair. The above objects are called endcaps. Their job is to hold wheelchair footrests in place while allowing them to…

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Cauliflower Potato Soup

March 6, 2017

Before going any further, Congratulations to Annelies Zijderveld for the IACP member of the year award and to Naomi Duguid for winning the IACP Culinary Travel Award. I have the uniquely good fortune of knowing both authors. Congratulations to all the winners. — Cauliflower is having a moment. It’s the reigning…

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You would think we only eat pork or poultry around here, and if stats are any indication, some of you are getting bored by this. Then again, you may be distracted by larger events. Maybe your country is leaving the European Union…or perhaps your country is leaving civilized society entirely….

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Beef Poached in Rasam Broth

November 2, 2016

The mists of time (i.e. early October) saw your intrepid hostess driving to her local pharmacy. While waiting to fill her (ex) oral surgeon’s munificent 10-pill scrip, she hit the local bookshop, her intentions pure. You know, just window shopping. We all know where this is going. There on shelf sat…

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So…hi. I opened the blog just now and was astonished to see people are still reading…I mean, the prevailing wisdom out there in blogland is post regularly or wither on the virtual vine. And nobody can say I’ve been posting regularly lately. Thank you for reading anyway. Where’ve I been?…

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Soups Without Recipes

April 12, 2016

There is nothing like soup. It is by its nature eccentric: no two are ever alike, unless of course you get your soup from cans. Laurie Colwin, “Soup”, Home Cooking Even we are exhorted to hoard every leftover scrap to craft innovative meals in a thrifty cycle of reduce, reuse, recycle,…

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Before discussing today’s recipe, it is only fair to touch on the last post, wherein I ranted and raved about my failed attempt to enroll in an identity theft protection program. This was occasioned by the hacking of my former employer’s antiquated computer system. Alas, attempts to protect my identity…

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Chickpea Chorizo Soup

November 24, 2015

This soup reflects continuing adventures in one-handed cookery while I struggle with Right Lateral Epicondylitis, whose onset last week was as abrupt as it was painful. I can’t pretend it’s been a good time, but people are stressed enough without my bitching. Let’s talk about Nigella Lawson for a minute…

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Asian Noodle Soup

November 20, 2015

This will be brief, as I am experiencing an acute episode of Right Lateral Epicondylitis, or tennis elbow. After visiting a shockingly insensitive physician Thursday, I departed with a handful of steroids and useless instructions to “do nothing”. As doing nothing is not possible, the man insisted “do something about…

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Chicken Broth: A Note

November 4, 2015

You know that terrible feeling of having forgotten something? A vague niggling that sends you checking for keys or glasses or even outside to make sure the headlights are off? That was me last night with the broth recipe. At 1a.m., my ever helpful brain woke me: You left the giblets…

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