Tag Archives: agriculture

Buttercup that I dream of . . .

The wife of an old friend from the homestead we harked from many many moons ago made a delicious sounding (reading?) soup. Buttercup Squash. Not butternut. Her mother-in-law planted the buttercup variety last summer on something of a whim and … Continue reading

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III – Chicken chronicles

My first chicken dinner (This post is a contribution by the farmer man who raised the chickens I’ve been writing and talking about for the past several weeks. He was kind enough to let me post what he wrote, about … Continue reading

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II – Chicken chronicles

Bastille day poulets Pictures are still pending It was a fine and beauteous day in the ‘burgh for Bastille Day. Sunny and not too hot, with a fine breeze blowing through seated at Monsieur’s picnic table while admiring the lushness … Continue reading

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I – Chicken chronicles

Tortilla deux hommes Pictures pending Brunch the morning after a long afternoon processing chickens — which I’m tapping about and will post here, pics and all — was not without its chicken product — the egg, several of them. Killing … Continue reading

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A History Lesson in a Pipkin

(I was unable to attend this event. Erin presented a paper she wrote and was kind enough to procure the rabbit recipe and write about it for DP. –JJF) Written by Erin Laverty “Take a pipkin…” the recipe begins. “Hmm,” … Continue reading

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Protected: Jennifer Joyce Frémont, 103, writer, documentary filmmaker, famed home cook and food activist, is dead

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In Algiers

DISCLAIMER & WARNING: If you are a rabid animal-rights-type vegetarian and/or don’t have a stomach for some less delicate events in life, please do not read this. . . I started using Twitter recently. I’ve been using Facebook since last … Continue reading

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French benefits

When ‘the French’ arrived for lil’sis’ wedding, they brought with them des rillettes et du andouille for Monsieur et moi to enjoy. These make for a delicious, though not the heart-healthiest, and simple meal. A glass of red wine, some … Continue reading

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Letter from Pollan

Today’s naval gazing Thursday is a link to read an open letter, written by Michael Pollan, to the near-future President-elect that will be published in the Food Issue of the NY Times Magazine this Sunday. Buen provecho..

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Sushi in your pocket

There’s something fishy going on at the Monterey Bay Aquarium this month and it’s not just swimming around and around in the sardine tank. I’m tapping about it here because these programs reach well beyond Cannery Row to folks nationwide. … Continue reading

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Proof of cake..

..or the one that got away. A dark chocolate-dipped strawberry was sacrificed for the mouth-feeling enjoyment of the lady holding the plate. Sadly, moments after the picture was taken, she was distracted away to laugh and frolic. The strawberry sat … Continue reading

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Purely Purity

Somebody has quite a sweet tooth but somehow managed to share with friends and loved ones. Buen provecho..

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Les fleurs

À bientôt..

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To the pumpkin ball

Tic tic toc tic tic toc..

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From the pumpkin patch

Tic toc tic toc..

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Weekend nuptials

My little sister’s mawwidge is this Saturday. All week I’ve been going at a pace I haven’t for some time. There’s preparing for the weekly skewering in class on Thursday, then there’s all the primping and preparing to take care … Continue reading

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A baguette request

Going through more stuff, things, papers and piles. I found an entry I wrote during a trip to Monhegan Island back in, I think it was 01994. It was my second time there to stay with a friend and her … Continue reading

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Very good dogs eat poulet

Sometimes two dogs, especially two poodles, swap notes in misbehaving. Or the same two poodles work out a new routine in waking someone (me) up. Or they learn a new song that they perform in sneezes and coughs to get … Continue reading

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Getting figgy with it

I’ve been up to something this week. It happens to include eating quite a lot of figs. No, I’m not exploring new or revisited options in bulimia. Actually, I can eat fruit for days and suffer no trouble in a … Continue reading

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Friday night debate

It’d be a fine night for another anchovy pizza with seltzer or a beer. Buen provecho..

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Naval gazing Thursdays

Journalism is kicking my @$$. Though today’s class was abbreviated; TH had to fly off to some place and sent class on a field trip to the library for a meeting with the journalism subject librarian to review databases and … Continue reading

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Creating a World that can Feed Itself

Michael Pollan sat on a panel last week with Sonal Shah, a development expert at Google.org and Hugh Grant, the CEO of Monsanto. He e-mailed a link to the video; it’s available here:

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Woolly forecast

I captured the little fella after nearly rolling over him with my horseless carriage. Yes, I am a mad swirver when avoiding critters, assorted vermin, even and especially long-legged rats on the road. I never fully recovered from when, during … Continue reading

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Chick roastin’ roast chicken

Today’s headline brought to you by the letter Q. It is the first day of autumn today, and I’m ready for it. After driving back from Mum’s in the Finger Lakes, I went straight to my dearest Fairway for provisions … Continue reading

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Gleaning or stealing?

I spotted an apple tree full of little apples. It stands unattended near the end of my Mum’s road. But I wondered for a day or two, is it okay to take some. They are just sitting there. Is the … Continue reading

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One good meal lakeside

The red night sailors delight was a bit misleading. The next day turned out to be grey, not rainy; the heavy atmosphere slowed everyone down.. Or were we still digesting from the moules and clams in the tastiest homemade moules … Continue reading

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Hindu beef

I’m only reluctantly returning to this post. I ate this meal at a Korean restaurant in midtown. It was a fine enough meal. Tasty. But it was disturbing for me. My dear sister-friend from India now eats beef. She had … Continue reading

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Red man

Riding on the 1 heading downtown yesterday afternoon, I watched this guy sip from a plastic bottle of red juice-like beverage. I also watched him eating a red-flecked twinkie-like cake from its cellophane wrapper. But I didn’t get the cell … Continue reading

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Hustle to Flow

There’s a new must-see environmental documentary, Flow, that opened this week. The trailer is available here: Watching just the trailer made me cringe. It’s the guilty conscience sort of cringe. Imagine how I’ll feel Thursday night walking out of the … Continue reading

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Keeping it honest

I know. It’s been a while since Daily Prandium’s been hidden from public view. After the trip to California back in May, I decided to take the pressure off of daily posting. For most of the summer, the posts went … Continue reading

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Quiet labor

I spent the weekend in town, namely because my car’s still at the body shop, and also because the new roommate moved in yesterday. So there was much to do and I’m still doing it at time of tapping this. … Continue reading

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Weddings

These have been an interesting past few days. After the autopilot mode that found me the perfect dress and an eBay auction win that sent the perfect pair of shoes into the snail post on their merry way to me, … Continue reading

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Thrifty? Prandium.

This here was transcribed and cleaned up from ink marks in my notebook.. Wow. What I am eating for my midday meal today. I must ink this. Out of pocket (mine), I maybe spent about thirty cents for my afternoon … Continue reading

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