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Hey, Pumpkin.

Pumpkins, photographed in Canada.

Hey Pumpkin, know your role (Image via Wikipedia)

Hey, Pumpkin. It is the time of year when you become a trendy food ingredient.

Pie. Soup. Casserole. Beer. Bread. The list of foods that you add nothing to goes on and on.

I oppose your presence in all these foods.

Stop It. You Are Not Food. You Are A Decoration.

The orange food group is quite limited. Carrots, sweet potatoes, oranges. Beyond that, there isn’t much interest. Some people would add Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to that list. To those people, I say slow down and unwrap.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Waitin’ For A Truck Load Of Soul

(image via uudesign.blogspot.com)

The house next to mine has been a home to friends and memories.

It was built more than twenty years ago for a quiet guy my age who lived there alone. It gradually became livelier when he married and the kids started coming. Eventually he and his wife did the math that told them there was either too little house or too many children. They moved on…

…and then… Read the rest of this entry »


The Icing Carrot: Things That Matter, Some Of Which I Can’t Explain

Food. I am a fan. Yet there are certain things that matter in certain dishes that I can’t explain.

Let’s Start Simple.

Baked Ziti, a dish with beef, 3 cheeses, and Z...

Image via Wikipedia

I love Pasta. I think it is sort of a genetic thing in me. I could eat it every day. I consider pasta a food group.

However, it is my position that certain shaped pastas go with certain dishes. Baked Ziti is called that for a reason. Alfredo sauce on elbow macaroni is wrong. Macaroni and Cheese made with spaghetti just can’t happen. Same basic product in different shapes. Why is there a difference? Read the rest of this entry »


Hey, Pumpkin.

Know your role, Pumpkin (image bdesham via wikipedia)

 

Hey, Pumpkin. It is the time of year when you become a trendy food ingredient.    

Pie. Soup. Casserole. Beer. Bread. The list of foods that you add nothing to goes on and on.    

I oppose your presence in all these foods.    

Stop It. You Are Not Food. You Are A Decoration.

The orange food group is quite limited. Carrots, sweet potatoes, oranges. Beyond that, there isn’t much interest. Some people would add Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to that list. To those people, I say slow down and unwrap.   Read the rest of this entry »