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

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

Repetition is a form of change

The past, and the next second, the experience, and the hunger, joy, and its intermittent absence, everything, everything seems to be the resilience which demands repetition, not to preserve life but to live it — in composed sounds, in uttered words and their placement, in the gentle push to invest mind, spirit, and flesh, even… Continue reading Repetition is a form of change

Ristretto

A ristretto is very much an Italian way, simply restraining the amount of water and time that is to go into the making of an espresso, not to make it stronger, just to make it dense in flavor, and viscosity. Knowing what I wanted with the sudden wish to infuse my second morning coffee shot… Continue reading Ristretto