Roasted Cauliflower with Pancetta, Olives and Crisp Parmesan over Fettucine

This might be the best pasta recipe I have ever made. It’s based on one from Melissa Clark. I made a few changes which I note below. Melissa writes: “Studded with salty olives, pancetta and Parmesan that gets golden and crisp at the edges, this is roasted cauliflower at its brightest and most full-flavored. YouContinue reading “Roasted Cauliflower with Pancetta, Olives and Crisp Parmesan over Fettucine”

A Favorite Poem; “Kicking the Leaves”

This is a favorite poem. “Kicking the Leaves” by Donald Hall.   Kicking the leaves, October, as we walk home together from the game, in Ann Arbor, on a day the color of soot, rain in the air; I kick at the leaves of maples, reds of seventy different shades, yellow like old paper; and poplarContinue reading “A Favorite Poem; “Kicking the Leaves””

Autumn Painting

Follow me. There is a path up ahead. I can see it. I have been here before. Follow me across the stone bridge. It is beautiful. Follow me. I have to finish painting. And then I came home to paint.

A Garden Needs Weeding

Yellow Tiger Swallowtail Ruby-throated Hummingbird In my garden I am Weeding I know not the names of the weeds They surround my plants I do know my back and leg muscles Will ache the next day I am on my knees Two hours on my knees I think this  is a form of prayer ManContinue reading “A Garden Needs Weeding”

Honey Mustard Cilantro Baked Chicken Thighs with Veggies

This is based on a recipe from Joyful Healthy Eats. She called for using thyme which I have growing in my garden but it was raining cats and dogs and I had a bunch of cilantro in the fridge so I used that instead. A big plus; this is a one pan dish! Ingredients 4Continue reading “Honey Mustard Cilantro Baked Chicken Thighs with Veggies”

God’s Tiny Flying Ballerinas

Thursday morning A hummingbird At the feeder I imagine It is God’s Tiny flying ballerina Dancing from feeder to flower The garden of zinnias Pink and yellow and red and orange I must hurry To photograph The tiny ballerina The tiny dancer Moves so quickly Here then gone Not like the swallowtail Spending all morningContinue reading “God’s Tiny Flying Ballerinas”

Asparagus And Potato Salad

As Susan was heading out the door on her way to buy Shetland Salmon and Shrimp, she called out to me and said  “Bruce, while I am gone why don’t you make a potato salad to have with our salmon?” I found a recipe online and adapted it to my liking. Ingredients  7-10 small potatoesContinue reading “Asparagus And Potato Salad”

Mother’s Day

Although my mother has passed on, her love still lives in my heart and her wisdom continues to inspire me. I am grateful for the many ways my mother has blessed me. I also feel deep appreciation and tender affection for all those who have blessed me with the selfless gift of motherly love.

There Is A Balm In Gilead

There are pages in a book I am reading Dog-eared. I don’t know why. There is a photograph too. People say it is amazing. Beautiful. Spiritual. A Japanese print. Joyous. The year is 2020. May 1. Susan says we are skipping Spring and running right into Summer. The forecast is for increasing clouds. A chanceContinue reading “There Is A Balm In Gilead”

The Silent Joys Of Everyday Life

Sunday morning I photographed the weeping cheery tree. In the afternoon I travelled to Vienna, Austria. Budapest, Hungary. Top of South Island, New Zealand. The British Virgin Islands. I loved visiting Virgin Gorda and Anegada-Davida, also known as “Drowned Island” (It’s highest elevation is only 28 feet above sea level.) and “Conch Island.” Last weekContinue reading “The Silent Joys Of Everyday Life”

Spicy Moroccan Chickpea, Sweet Potato Stew

Not too long ago, Susan returned from the grocery store with what seemed like dozens of cans of Chick Peas. What, I thought, am I going to do with all these cans of chick peas? I often make Hummus but what else could I create. Salads? Soups? I found many soup recipes online and wasContinue reading “Spicy Moroccan Chickpea, Sweet Potato Stew”