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

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

Mistake Noted!

Vanilla ice cream, and Blueberry-Basil-Cornbread A stated situation is that blueberries will rise, or move freely. Thus, they do not block, do not form a body, a wall. Basil leaves are different, obstructing the body of the bread to be freely moved by the heat. This seems to have prevented the wanted fluffiness. Lesson learned!… Continue reading Mistake Noted!

Marrying vs. Separating

As much as balanced mixtures are a joy, and the world of herbs and spices has been proving it for centuries, I rejoice again and again in tasting separately for what each ingredient is. Cutting minimally some products which are meant to be providers of flavor, more than being themselves, continues to be a delightful… Continue reading Marrying vs. Separating