The garbanzo bean, or chick pea, is a nearly perfect food. It is high in protein and fiber, and very low in calories and fat. But in my neighborhood we never saw them fresh; only canned and dried. For taste, by the way, I’ve always preferred dried garbonzos, but of course, you can’t beat the… [Continue]
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Do you have pets? We have a German shepherd, and two cats. One of the cats is “mine”. I’m clearly his person, although he truly loves everyone. I feed him, clean his litter box, and groom his impossibly long coat. Most nights we watch an episode of streaming TV with him on my lap. He… [Continue]
These mostly mild peppers (both Shishito and Padron) are a new obsession for me. They first intrigued me because although they are usually mild, about one in ten is a bit spicy. They are the Russian roulette of peppers! If you have a Trader Joe’s near you, they sell a small bag of Shishito peppers… [Continue]
I was fortunate to spend a day at Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico, on Sunday. Here’s a glimpse of my day in pictures shot with my Samsung NX300 camera and 30mm pancake lens.