a tough old bird

–> tomatillo husks make lovely flowers, if you have both time and tomatillos on your hands A while ago our pal Tommy brought us some frozen chickens.  He raises chickens like we do, in the sense that we both have chickens.  We differ in scale (by a couple of powers of ten) and in that […]

what you can rely on

Certain things in life can be counted on.  For example, if you forget your umbrella, it will rain very hard.  If you are running late, there will be traffic.  If you are early to meet someone, they will be late, and vice versa. This is known as Murphy’s Law.  Murphy was a […]

my roving eye

We didn’t go hungry here, last week.  But nor did we eat a lot of thoughtfully prepared, photogenic food while there was light enough to take its picture.  Well, it was thoughtfully prepared–in advance of a trip I did not end up taking.  Postponed at the last minute, after a whirlwind cookscapade.  Which of […]