Ah, springtime. Flowers are coming out, the sun shines later, the weather...tries to change. And then it goes from 70 and sunny down to 40 and blustery in an instant...back to the type of weather where it's much more comfortable to be inside, under a blanket, with a good book. You know. Hot cocoa weather. … Continue reading For the love of chocolate
Charles Bukowski once wrote a poem called Nirvana. I discovered it many years ago via Tom Waits reading it on his Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Saints album. I don't know what it is about this poem - but I've listened to Waits' recording over and over again, and like to pretend I've found some piece of it a … Continue reading Did you notice the magic?
I mean eggplant. I grew up a picky eater. My two most frequent requests when I was little were Kraft macaroni and cheese, and Jolly Green Giant creamed spinach (yes, those specific brands). I eventually grew out of it; I don't recall exactly when I realized that eggplant is not horrible, but it's now one … Continue reading An Ode to Aubergine
The Cameron brothers are two of the smiliest, friendliest guys you'll meet in town. Their passion and their zen are enviable and infectious. Their passion (and their zen) is comfort food. Ginger-haired (and often ginger-whiskered) Hari runs the kitchen at a(muse); his younger brother Orion, with nearly-waist-length brown dreadlocks, is usually found bouncing around one … Continue reading A (Culinary) Tale of Two Brothers