Susan showed me the recipe in the morning. I went grocery shopping. I made this for dinner same day. YUM! Ingredients 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 3 tablespoons oyster sauce 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 12 ounces fresh or frozen (thawed) medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (I used cocktail shrimp which … Continue reading Sesame-Soy Shrimp, Ramen, and Bok Choy
I said to Santa Claus (That’s what we call our elderly neighbor who has a long white beard and is a avid gardener.) “I would love to have a few stalks of your rhubarb.” He got up from his chair. He walked toward me. His hands in his overall pockets. “I make rhubarb jam. “The … Continue reading OH RHUBARB!
“A beautiful bouquet, Bruce,” Susan said. “Some of the flowers are dying. “I’m going to pick them off. “And you can photograph them.” And I did And we dumped them in the compost pile. Beautiful there, too. Other flowers and coffee filters (I hope the filters are recyclable!). Later in the morning I tied up … Continue reading Spirit Life
I stood at the kitchen window. I watched the sparrow. The sparrow gathered our dog’s fur. Freddy’s fur. I wondered if the sparrow could fly With the weight of the fur in its beak. I watched the sparrow Fly with the fur. I watched the sparrow fly over the fence. I lost sight of the … Continue reading Holy Mystery
April 18–April 25. Banana Bread. Bruce. Bouquet. Bread Pudding. Chicken Maquechoux. Weeping White Cherry Tree. Baked Cod with Braised Red Cabbage and Apple. Cod Cake. Freddy. Vodka & Tonic. Red Onion, Mushroom, Chicken, Green Olive Pizza. Mushroom, Red Onion, Salami Pizza. Susan and Freddy. Second Vaccine.
Recently, I watched on TV a food truck chef make Bread Pudding in her truck. It looked delicious and I remembered I often made Bread Pudding based upon a recipe from the following book: I lost the book and mentioned this to Susan. And guess what? She bought me a copy. It’s a great cookbook, … Continue reading Best Shrimp Creole
(Introductory note. The number 8. According to the Bible, number 8 is considered to be a symbol of creation and new beginnings. God rested on the 7th day, which means that the 8th day was always a day for the new beginning. Eight is a symbol of infinity and a constant flow of energy and … Continue reading March Memories
Self-portrait. Sunday. March 7, 2021. My birthday. This is me, too. An old resume–a direct mail brochure. It got me my first job at Hearst Magazines. My cousin, Donna, sent it back to me as a way to wish me Happy Birthday. Read her comment: This is the front, the mail side. Check out the … Continue reading This Is Me
On Friday Susan and I watched a beautiful sunset in our backyard and while we watched a beautiful and delicious pizza cooked in the oven. I make a pizza almost once every week. The dough recipe is from Mark Bittman. I have made hundreds, all a little different: eggplant, calamari, meatballs, asparagus, corn, jalapeno peppers, … Continue reading Sunset and Pizza
I have made these a few times and they deserve to be made more often. The first time I followed the recipe below and they were delicious. I made them again with ground beef instead of turkey and used sour cream as I didn’t have any yogurt; not as perfect but still delicious, particularly with … Continue reading Date Meatballs with Orange Mint Yogurt Sauce
That’s what Sister Helen asked. Susan and I were watching a documentary called “Sister.” SISTER is a one-hour documentary highlighting the work of death penalty abolitionist Sister Helen Prejean. The film examines the life and influences of Sister Helen and delves into the evolving role of Catholic nuns in America. This poignant piece follows Sister … Continue reading What Would Jesus Do?
Listen To The Lion. Are you familiar with this song? Listen: Reading from Wikipedia: “Listen to the Lion” has been said to rank amongst Morrison’s greatest work. “During the 11-minute voyage, he sings, shouts, improvises lines, delays and omits them, until he symbolically re-creates the sound of an unleashed lion within himself. It remains a … Continue reading welcome to march
My new book, Famous People Famous Places, arrived in yesterday’s mail. I am very pleased with the printing and very moved by the photographs. Photographs of New York City/Times Square and Hoboken, New Jersey, 1980s. I had two copies printed at BLURB. Self-published. Now I need to find a publisher. Here are a few spreads:
Susan and I were watching Rick Steves “France’s Loire: Valley of a Thousand Chateaux.” It was a fascinating show illustrating both the beauty and opulence of the castles. Some of the castles facts are staggering: The biggest château in the region, Chambord, is huge — six times the size of your average Loire palace, more … Continue reading adventurers and explorers
When I woke up Wednesday morning I read: “On this Ash Wednesday, I give thanks for this holy season—a time of deep, prayerful contemplation. With faith, I commit to deepening my spiritual understanding and more fully expressing my divinity. I solemnly ask which habits or thought patterns are keeping me from being the person I … Continue reading Lent contemplation
I made this for Valentine’s Day. So delicious. Based on a recipe from The New York Times. INGREDIENTS 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined Kosher salt and black pepper 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1 tablespoon white vinegar 3 tablespoons roasted, salted peanuts, finely chopped 3 scallions, thinly sliced crosswise 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice ½ teaspoon red-pepper … Continue reading Thai Sweet, salty and spicy shrimp
Susan made a lemon tea cake. It was very pretty to see. It was impossible not to eat.
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