The Unfettered Abundance Of Summer

Summer may be hot and brutal here, but it is also wildy abundant; everything profuses, reaching for the light with twisting greenery and bright fruit. Wherever you are, there is probably a local delicacy that has a lightning flash season, some flavor you have to rush to catch before the creatures find it and devour…

Why I Don’t Post Actual Recipes: A Note On Food Philosophy

I’ve been asked why I don’t post precise recipes. You know: a cup of this, 15 shrimp, 2.1415 oz of cheese crackers. Measurement is critical in baking, but in other cooking, it really may not be. This is a point of food philosophy I’d like to share. Part of the glory of conscious eating is…

Buy a Rice Cooker and A Crock Pot In Your 20s

First of all, I’m not sponsored. I’ve been a broke student. College is expensive. Books are crazy. You can hardly go to university now without a decent computer, and employment can be hard to find. Financial aid is great, but most of you have to take out loans, and having to carry them into the…

Stuffed Artichokes, and Why They Matter

Tonight, I made stuffed artichokes. It’s a simple dish, and if you don’t live in artichoke country, you can still get excellent ones fairly cheap. Preparation is straightforward — cut off the stem, boil until the base is good and soft when you stick a knife in it. Cut it in half and scoop out…

A Conscious Meal

I did it. I turned off the phone and tablet and television, and prepared food. It’s evening, and though I was hungry, I wasn’t famished. I put together a small green salad with sweet peppers and cranberries, and just a little bit of bleu cheese dressing. I had baked a small loaf of bread, just…