Monthly Archives: May 2021

The flowers that bloom in the spring, tra la: Shrimp & asparagus pasta

Wildflowers, Tom Petty If “April is the cruelest month,” as T. S. Eliot once wrote, then May is the kindest: temperature in the 70s, gentle rain, cool Puget Sound breezes, and glorious color everywhere. Screaming yellow Scotch broom runs rampant … Continue reading

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Albuquerque Mothers Day: Bell pepper salsa

These are for Jane: Pony Boy, Jack Arthur and I’m a Little Teapot, Major and Melody Spellcheck and I argued over my use of Mothers instead of Mother’s, but in the end, I won because I was there. Most years I spend Mother’s … Continue reading

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The Pot Roast Principle, or Cooking like our Moms

Glenn Miller, In the Mood There’s a popular story/urban myth about a little girl/husband watching her/his mom/wife make a pot roast/ham and asking, “Why do you cut the ends off before you bake it?” “I don’t know, it’s the way … Continue reading

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Birria: Creamy Chicken Wet Burritos

Mavericks, All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down In 1980s when I worked the line at Trumps in LA (no connection to the orange guy), my shift started at 5:00 pm and ended at 1:00 am. After six hours of cooking, smelling, … Continue reading

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