Pork and the crazy of our president

So a couple of days ago these things were in the news… Like many of her fellow experts in pandemic response, Rivers has watched with growing dismay as the Trump administration and its governor outriders have missed multiple opportunities to contain the virus. – from the guardian.. another, and very well written examination of the […]

Is there a future for the Republican Party.

When trump was elected and it became clear who and what he was (clearer?) I hoped perhaps a new Republican Party would emerge. one of social liberalism, fiscal conservatism. Now I find myself hoping for a discussion about Gross Domestic Happiness as opposed to GDP… Last night I went to bed wanting a really good […]

King Arthur Brownies and a full day

And when I say a full day I mean I made lunch, and dinner, and brownies, I ran 2 loads of dishes, washed 10 pots/bowls/ who knows what. there were Chinese Fish Sauce chicken wings which were amazing, as always. Just lay them out on a try, let them sit in stinky fish sauce for […]

Lydias Meat Loaf

The one thing I remember my mom stressing when making the meat loaf is not to overwork the meat, if you do she said, it will get hard. I use ground chuck because of its high fat content. Mix 2 pounds ground chuck with a cup of crushed saltines 1/2 cup grated parmesan – from […]

The grilled cheese experiment

Of course we use Anny’s Challah if we can though I suspect soon I will be baking ny own.. There is a lot of discussion about what makes a grilled cheese great, though it is agreed gooey is essential.. Mayo? Butter? garlic in the Mayo? and what kind of cheese.. today.. just butter and shredded […]

Corn Soup, South Beach, and a 3 month warning

As I sit every day, 9 weeks in and counting, 1.5 million infected here in the US and 93,000 plus dead my role is too stay home. Stay put, see no one, go nowhere. And I try… Yesterday we went out to Miami Beach, took a walk on Ocean Drive, but only for a block. […]

Huevos Estrellados

I first had huevos estrellados on Miami Beach and I fell in love. Crispy jagged potatoes, carmelized onions, chunks of chorizo topped with a fried egg! What, I ask you, is not to love about that? There is no one way to make this dish. Any fried potato or oven baked will do, it’s ups […]


There is this funny boy who has a YouTube channel, his name is David Seymore and he is adorable. This lead me to the Tasty website for the brownie recipe and their Youtube channel. And I am hooked. On both. I used my curly Brownie pan which makes lots of edge, and with a heavy […]


Yum.. the first of two recipes I am committed to trying. These from Preppy Kitchen made 24 cookies. and we popped some in the freezer so when I try a second version we can do a side by side comparison. And … yes, its worse today than yesterday…

Thai Basil Chicken & The Lawless Law and Order President

With Basil from our garden. Equal parts Sweet Dark Soy and Oyster sauce, and a bit less fish sauce, 1/2 as much regular soy, 4 crushed cloves garlic, hot peppers, 2-3 shallots sliced thin. Start shallots, add chicken ( cut to almost ground) add 1/2 sauce til chicken is brown. Stir in peppers and garlic, […]