Feast Photos

Yesterday I wrote all about our upcoming Thanksgiving 2020 dinner, before we actually ate. I’m writing this the next day, Friday November 27, and I figure it’s time to share the photos. It was a spectacle! The first thing we needed was a chef with an apron and a cocktail. The blackberry mule was delicious,… Continue reading Feast Photos

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Thanksgiving 2020

Hi, readers. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and we’re having a bit of a global pandemic at the moment. That means Thanksgiving at home. No travel, no family. My lovely girlfriend Brooke and I are spending our fourth Thanksgiving together. Give me a moment to reflect on them. In 2017, Brooke was house- and dog-sitting for some… Continue reading Thanksgiving 2020

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scallops

Occasionally I make a meal that is so bad, I throw it in the trash and order delivery. But this was not one of those nights. Instead, tonight I made something wonderful. Seared sea scallops. Miso corn purée. And a small salad of basil, cucumber, radish, and Roma tomato in champagne vinegar. It tasted as… Continue reading scallops

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Todd’s healthier Independence Day potato salad

I’ve been trying to cook and eat healthier the past few months, to help support Brooke and me losing some weight. It’s been working, and I’ve been continually challenged to make lower-calorie versions of food I like that don’t taste like crap. So, when my box of pre-selected produce from the farmers market had potatoes,… Continue reading Todd’s healthier Independence Day potato salad

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something strange about this virus

Now that we’re a few months into dealing with the pandemic most call COVID-19, something just occurred to me. Doctors have been telling us from the beginning that the virus is transmitted on tiny droplets of water in people’s breath, right? Basically, someone who’s infected (whether they know it or not) coughs or sneezes, and… Continue reading something strange about this virus

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green chile stew

I’m doing some digital spring cleaning, going through a bunch of random old notes on my computer. And I came across part of a recipe for green chile stew that I made up to reflect what I was making. This was meant to emulate the green chile stew I had at the View Restaurant at… Continue reading green chile stew

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spicy peanut sauce

I’m experimenting with PB2 powdered peanut butter today. Here’s my first recipe, for some spicy peanut sauce. This would go well on chicken tenders. Ingredients 4 Tbsp peanut butter powder 3 Tbsp water 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp sriracha 1 Tbsp rice vinegar Put it in a bowl and stir it all together. There’s… Continue reading spicy peanut sauce

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chocolate pizza

One nice thing about being out of work is I have lots more time to experiment in the kitchen. A few days ago I made “two-ingredient dough” for the first time. I made two batches, enough to make homemade bagels one day, with lots left over for another day. Today was that other day, and… Continue reading chocolate pizza

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mile high composting and voting

Since this past spring, I’ve been working to arrange composting at my condominium complex. And this week it starts to pay off. Denver Compost Collective is an organization that collects food waste from apartment dwellers and takes it to their large scale composting facility. Then they give the resulting “black gold” to a local urban… Continue reading mile high composting and voting

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