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. […]

Pasta, Shrimp and Broccoli

One of Tess’ favorites and one of mine too. Best to use a lovely squiggly pasta and fresh grated cheese. SO Tess my darling, this is what I do. Cut your broccoli and set aside. Cut your shrimp and set aside boil a pot of water, salt it add pasta 2 minutes before pasta is […]


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, […]

Corn Soup Again

Trumps Lie of Empty Cupboard exposed, From the HuffPost A bit on the culture war and Mask Shaming. This time I added bacon to the mix. I sautéed the bacon in with the leeks. I think this was a mistake. Although it smelled amazing! Next time going to do the bacon, remove it, sauté the […]


Washington Post… Revenge of mask wearing Americans On the 67th day in Lockdown we made tuna. A dry piece of cold Tuna into a hot pan with a bit of Peanut Oil. Sear all sides… Remove from pan, add in a shallot finely chopped… allow to almost brown… 3 or 4 TBSP each of Mirin […]

The world has gone mad…and we made carbonara!

Funny photo for the day People refusing to wear masks, stores refusing customers entry if they are wearing a mask… freedom? Well, 1.5 million in the US tested positive so far, 100,000 dead and The NY Times has dedicated their front page to some of them and we went out to pick up a pillow […]