Month: September 2017

What A Wonderful World

My wife, Susan, and I find great joy in being Bridges Volunteers at Coburn Elementary School here in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The Bridges Vision: “Every child and older adult will experience the richness of intergenerational relationships and interdependence.” Below is a poem I wrote about our experience as volunteers, along with a few photos. This is an account of children, third…

Sweet Potato and Rice Casserole

Another recipe my wife asked me to make. Hearty and Delicious! Ingredients 2 cups water 1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped (1 1/2 cups) 1 cup uncooked long grain Jasmati Brown Rice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 15 ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 1/2 cups frozen sweet soybeans (edamame), thawed 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese (4 ounces)…

Spicy Shrimp with Mint

My wife asked me to make a spicy shrimp salad for dinner a few nights ago. And I did. Delicious! Ingredients 2 pounds shrimp in the 15-to-30-a-pound range, peeled (deveined, if you like) 1 teaspoon minced garlic, or more to taste 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon cayenne, or to taste 1 teaspoon paprika 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons plus…

Korean Beef — Bulgogi

Easy to prepare and delicious! Ingredients: 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes, or more to taste 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound ground beef (I used 1/2 pound leftover steak, sliced into matchsticks.) 1 carrot, peeled and sliced into…