Looking over to the corner with fresh rosemary needles, water boiling, and garlic seeming right — as medicine, and as joy to the palate

— the pestle in the mortar created this dense paste which later dissolved in a small bath of fine olive oil, before the nine minutes expired for the spaghetti, and just before being wrapped in taste and aroma…

Soft against hard may be in agreement

The gentleness of an avocado, next to a subtle cream-stuffed mozzarella, drizzled with a robust olive oil and fresh garlic. Not many edibles are as brutal as fresh garlic. Yet, this contrast is worth repeating. Some opposites marry better than merely attract.

A side of coffee

Its leaves were anciently prepared as wine, its fruit as infusion, and the seeds have been roasted and brewed for centuries. Yet, I still like what it offers as spice out of the mortar. The sudden idea was to make a portrait out of a single coffee seed. It came as I prepared for my… Continue reading A side of coffee

Medicine with a mild Blueberry sweetness added

Avocado is an elegant base. Elegant in taste, nothing explosive to the palate. It is specific in flavor, yet mild. Beyond matters of flavor, it is understood as nutritionally rich, with healthy fats, nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.All this gets a boost with garlic. This aggressive natural compound of flavor and medicinal properties has been… Continue reading Medicine with a mild Blueberry sweetness added