In less than one month, we will be traveling back to Texas for a while. So, as I sit here on a lazy afternoon in Atenas, Costa Rica, completely fogged in, wind gusts ruffling palm fronds, steel drum tattoos of hard rain on the roof, so loud, you can’t hear any other sounds, with the […]Read more "Cloudy Cerebrations of a Fuddled Fuddy-duddy"
Weißkohl – green cabbage – repollo verde, otherwise known as Brassica oleracea convar. capitata var. alba is very tasty in deftigen Eintöpfen mit Pinkel (hearty casseroles with sausages), Krautkuchen (there’s no term in English! It translates to “cabbage cake”), Kohlrouladen (stuffed cabbage) and, especially here in Costa Rica, where lettuces are a more gringo-ish desire, as ensaladas, salads or coleslaw. Cabbage […]Read more "Cabbage Anyone?"
It’s done! A dragon teeth border, which will bite any car tire coming too close to precious plants & sprinkler heads, concluded the installation of Barry’s Jungle Garden in our front yard. We are very happy to see, how even this narrow strip of juvenile jungle enhances and beautifies our property. Since I woke up to a crisp and clear morning, […]Read more "Our Future Jungle at Present"
Why bother with facts, if you can happily guess instead? Earlier this year in Périgueux, France, I selected this scrumptious looking tarte au citron for desert. Either, I assumed that the crowning fruit was a kumquat, or the salesperson told me. I don’t remember, but henceforth I labeled any image of this fruit or parts […]Read more "Of a Kumquaty Gooseberry from Peru"