Category: Food Photography

Sesame-Soy Shrimp, Ramen, and Bok Choy

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 I added during last few…

OH RHUBARB!

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 old-fashioned way. “The way my…

Some Photos

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.

March Memories

(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 power. The number 8 is…

This Is Me

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 stamp! 15 cents!!! Here’s the…

Sunset and Pizza

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, etc. This one above had…

Ten Days in Hamilton, Ontario

Susan, Freddy and I recently returned from a wonderful vacation in Hamilton, Ontario where we house-sat for a friend, Helena, at her lovely brick home around the corner from Locke Street. Helena and her husband needed house-sitters as they were vacationing in Iceland. We drove for seven and one-half hours from our home in West Springfield, Massachusetts to Helena’s home…

Roasted Pasta Primavera

My wife and I were having lunch and she asked me “What’s for dinner?” “I don’t know,” I said. “Why not make some past primavera? And be sure to add some squash. My mom always stir-fried squash for me; sometimes with scrambled eggs.” And I did. So delicious. Ingredients Vegetables 1ΒΌ lbs. (about 6 cups) fresh vegetables cut into strips…

Watermelon Chaat

Cool salad for a hot summer’s day. So refreshing! I found this recipe in the New York Times. The reporter writes: “This recipe for watermelon chaat, a savory fruit salad dressed in toasted cumin and dried mango powder, comes from Malika Ameen, a cookbook author whose Pakistani-American family in Chicago makes infinite variations on fruit chaat in the summer. You…