Happy New Year!!!

It’s a strange thing, time, and what I find remarkable is this is the one and only time that nearly every man women and child is watching the time at exactly the same time. The anticipation builds with a mad search for the right thing to wear the right place Read more…

Tears Of Joy

So, isn’t it amazing that the things we love the most always make us cry? Everything, from old movies and lovers, to onions; and, I’ll bet you didn’t know that the city Chicago means onion. The Great Lake Indians originally called onions She-Khe-Ony,  so,  I guess Chicago is the “Big Read more…

Ice Cream

Chilling Screams! I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! These calls were first heard in New York City in the mid 1700s. Italian immigrants yelled I Scream, Ice Cream; in the streets as they peddled their hand cranked ice cream from their little pushcarts. Our obsession with Read more…

Cockle Shells – Oysters

“A loaf of bread,” the Walrus said, “is chiefly what we need; Pepper and vinegar besides are very good indeed-Now if you’re ready, oysters dear, We can begin to feed.” By Lewis Carroll in “Through the looking-glass.” A couple of weeks ago I attended the annual Oyster Cloyster at the Read more…

Carrots

Whats up Doc?

When I think of carrots I automatically think of Bugs Bunny, he and Mr. Spock on Star Trek were my idols as a child. In fact I consider myself to be sort of a warped cross between the two. I remember Bugs always had a great time outsmarting Elmer Fudd, Read more…

berries

Jug of Wine

‘A Jug of Wine,  A loaf of Bread and Thou’ Mans love affair with Wine has no beginning, and no end; it is the alpha and the omega of libations. Theories abound as to its origin, one that stands out is the story of an ancient group of nomads who Read more…

The Mighty Pea

The Mighty Pea

It was a dark and stormy night, Rick and I were becoming restless, and we needed something warm and comforting to get us through those drab winter night, nights that begin at three in the afternoon. After a moments thought we remembered what there is only one thing than can Read more…

The Stinking Rose

The Stinking Rose

The Stinking Rose.  There are lots of legends and myths about Garlic like the one that when Satan fled the Garden of Eden…. Garlic sprang from his left footprint and onions from his right. The Gods Love wine and cheese and many other delicacies but, apparently, what they have no Read more…

Bunches of Avocado

Alligator Pears

I love to be all cozy and warm on stormy days like today. The wind pummels the world outside while the fire cracks and pops. It’s just lovely. The distant sound of a football game in the other room reminds me of the super bowls ever looming presence, I need Read more…