Random Japanese Food Oddities

Let’s do one more post about Japanese food, ok?

What to Eat in Japan if You Don’t Like Sushi

Actually, in Japan I discovered that I do like sushi. Living in Chicago, a place where “fresh fish” often means “thawed fish”, I have stayed away from sushi throughout my adult life. However, towards the end of our trip Judy’s clients took… Read More

Lentil Stew with Butternut Squash

I haven’t done a food post in a really long time, so I thought I would write about one of Judy’s new favorite recipes. “New” being a relative concept – actually she’s been making this regularly for the last couple of months…. Read More

Montreal Miscellany

We flew back to Chicago from Montreal on a Sunday, but we had a few hours to enjoy the city before heading to the airport.

Bees Love Borage

In the Herb/Cutting Bed, we’re growing Borage (Borago officinalis) for the first time. I decided to give it a try for the little blue flowers (I love blue flowers), but also because I’ve heard that it’s a great plant for bees. This… Read More

Eating in Istanbul

We really enjoyed the food in Istanbul. Sometimes on the heavy side, it was always tasty and frequently addictive. Pide is referred to as Turkish pizza, which is not an entirely apt description. I think of it more as a Turkish pasty,… Read More

What We Had for Christmas Dinner

When we take our family Christmas trips, we try to cook a Christmas dinner that reflects to some degree the region we are visiting. Since we rent a house, it’s no problem to cook for ourselves. We do a little research to… Read More

A Turkey Soup with a Difference

After Thanksgiving, after all the turkey meat that can be sliced or snitched has been eaten, is it really necessary to boil the turkey carcass into submission? The answer in our house, apparently, is yes. And so it was that Judy put… Read More

Early Fall Color and Other Scenes From Wisconsin

We stayed at a cabin on Loon Lake owned by our friends Bob and Wendy. There was a wonderful small dock jutting into the water, It was perfect for gazing at reflections in the water … Not to mention reading, stargazing, and… Read More

The Best Food in New York City

Sure, you can talk about Delmonico’s and Le Cirque, but the best food in New York is at Katz’s Delicatessen on Houston Street. Judy just got back from a trip to New York. For her job she gets to travel to places… Read More