A Half Moon Spring Break

But why should it be that sometimes one sees things clearly--I mean like when the camera is properly adjusted-- -George Seferis (A Levant Journal) George Seferis never completed that thought; in fact, it seems just to be a passing impression from his diplomatic travels throughout the Middle East in the mid-1950s. But yesterday, for some…

Bread, Beauty is Thy Name!

Whatever the hands of man take up with love is holy.-George SeferisComrades and faithful readers, I have finally done it: I have baked the bread I've been talking about for months! I know what you're thinking though...you're looking at the picture and wondering if I've gone mad because, clearly, "That's not bread, that's cake!" My…

The Femme Fatale of Polenta

It is true, I have looked at you all this evening. Your beauty troubled me. Your beauty has grievously troubled me, and I have looked at you too much. But I will look at you no more. Neither at things, nor at people should one look. Only in mirrors should one look, for mirrors do…

On Crumbles and Crumbling

And it seemed that, just a little more--and the solution would be found, and then a new, beautiful life would begin; and it was clear to both of them that the end was still far, far off, and that the most complicated part was just beginning. -Anton Chekhov ("The Lady with the Little Dog")Some days…

Pizza and a Puerto Rican Treat…

There is a silence where hath been no sound. -Thomas Hood ("Silence") I know I've written about pizza before, but, frankly, when all is said and done, it's something worth revisiting again and again. Pizza is just one of those irresistible comfort foods: you put whatever you're in the mood for on top of a…

Venturing into Vegan, Part II

β€œSpend the afternoon. You can't take it with you.” -Annie Dillard I'll be honest with you: not many of the recipes I make and post on this blog go through an experimental "let's try this and see how it tastes" test run. And this isn't to say that everything I touch automatically turns to gold.…