Category Archives: food

yard salad.

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how did these veggies end up in the yard?

why did these veggies end up in the yard?

a child disliked them, hiding them?

someone was unhappy about healthy food?

  bunnies in the area?

they’re just sitting in the yard, waiting.

 

 

“to make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist — the problem is entirely the same in both cases.

to know exactly how much oil one must put with one’s vinegar.”

  -oscar wilde

toast.

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I’m not gonna’ lie, i’m pretty good with toast.

 

“What is the right way to cut a piece of toast?”Diagonally, insists the narrator in NIcholson Baker’s novel “The Mezzanine.” It creates a “triangularly cut slice” which in turn yields “an ideal first bit.” With rectangular toast, you must “angle the shape into your mouth, as you angle a big dresser through a hall doorway.” (Dwight Garner, NYT book critic’s new essay on the literature of breakfast food.)

“i have trouble with toast. toast is very difficult.

you have to watch it all the time or it burns up.”

-julia child, master chef (1912-2004)

 

credits: New York Times, Dwight Garner, Nicholson Baker,”The Mezzanine”, google images

less visible.

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how many grandies (and one hoverboard) does it take

to help me carry all of my leftovers home?

four.

this is very kind and also might be a sign

that I am bringing home too much food. 

 

“leftovers in their less visible form are called memories.

stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.”

-thomas Fuller

jello….is it me you’re looking for?

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with the big holiday looming

don’t spend a minute worrying about

what to do with all the leftovers

the solution is just waiting for you to discover

rest easy.

because, jello.

what’s the weirdest jello recipe you’ve ever been served?

was it considered:

a dessert?

a salad substitute?

a side dish of the main meal?

other?

 

“it’s as if we spend our entire lives avoiding Jell-O

but it is always there at the end, waiting.” 

-john grisham, ford county

 

 

 

image credit: kraft/general foods – vintage ad

decision.

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someone at the snack table 

noticed something and shared it with others

they all tested it out

made a conclusion 

and a perfect decision.

they said that if the carrots made a crunchy sound and snapped

they tasted better and would eat them

if they didn’t, and were bendy

they would donate them to scruffy the guinea pig. 

everyone agreed.

a win- win

 a perfect and brilliant solution 

and a great life lesson for the future foodies.

“a good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. “

-plato

butter.

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(not me, but a tiny brit/ fellow lover of butter,

who began by trying to make pancakes with his brother,

before it all went happily off the rails

and he ended up

covered in butter with a butter shampoo.)

when in maine….

apparently the warm, melted butter

was waiting to ambush me

it went perfectly 

with everything I ate

due to my obvious positive response

and unapologetic joy

they just kept serving me

things that could go with it

(everything)

and at one point

(I didn’t even notice)

the protective bib I was wearing 

somehow fell off and was under the table

and I found myself 

quite literally covered in melted butter

from the tips of my fingers

to just above my elbows

with collateral damage all around

and it was magnificent. 

 

It took me years to figure out that you don’t fall into a tub of butter, you jump for it.

-claudette colbert

image credit: Dailymail.co.uk, menshealth.com

funny first.

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such an interesting mix at lunch

sugar cookies, grated parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes

it made me wonder a bit

when I inquired I was told 

the cheese and peppers were there

because they were serving Italian food in the kitchen

and the cookies were there

because this was their new location

and I kind of loved

the ‘no logical reason’ reason for the combination

it made it even better

and why not after all?

 

“things have to be funny first, and if they want to have a point, that’s awesome.”

-john mulaney