Charles Ives *X 20 1874 — The Life You Give

Charles Ives, born Charles Edward Ives, October 20, 1874, in Danbury, Connecticut, U.S.A., is the significant composer known for a number of innovations that anticipated most of the later musical developments of the 20th century.Ives received his earliest musical instruction from his father, who was a bandleader, music teacher, and acoustician who experimented with the… Continue reading Charles Ives *X 20 1874 — The Life You Give

An avocado portrait epitomizing the primitive

Hardly any other fruit epitomizes the past, like the avocado. Giant mammals delighted on these fruits millennia ago, bitting them directly from the trees where they grow in pairs. Growing in pairs appears to be the reason they are called avocados, from the Nahuatl word for testicles. Persea americana Miller

One beautiful result to the manipulation of man

As impressed as the old school mind is with the concept of manufacturing in the true sense of the word, not everything that man touches is touched for the better. However, man’s way of putting his hand in the growing process of the Asparagus officinalis Linnaeus, results in one beauty to the palate in particular.… Continue reading One beautiful result to the manipulation of man

Moods around a reduced fig

The figs were bought for the fact that they are figs. What to do with them, and how to prepare them, that was secondary. A couple of days ago they were on my plate as a contrast to the polish sausage, after being in a long heat bath with spices until the vodka was reduced.… Continue reading Moods around a reduced fig

Papaya re-composed

Papaya seeds provide as much joy to the palate, as the fruit’s outer presence to the plain view. As I tend to have blueberries at hand weekly, and they are certainly precious in their raw state — not just baked in my cornbreads — a decomposition possibility came to my senses. The first try was… Continue reading Papaya re-composed

Yet another comfort state — fine tobacco, a coffee, and some classical music considerations

Princess House ashtray, a Padrón, handmade ceramic by Ulrike Magdalena Streit, vintage St. Gallen place mat