Tuesday, February 28, 2023
|Our Kitchen Witch has a new spot in the kitchen.|
|Toasted sandwiches: an easy dinner.|
|Salad with leftover lamb roast on a Valentine platter.|
|Lightly-cooked snap peas with a few other vegetables.|
|Tofu with bok choi.|
|Broccolini with shiitake mushrooms and hot-sweet chicken legs.|
In other kitchens
|Chicken mole served at a ranch near La Paz, Baja California.|
|You can see the Mexican Diet Coke. Some of our fellow passengers were enthusiastic about the Mexican|
regular Coke because it’s sugar sweetened, but I am into Diet Coke, which I show for Elizabeth!
|We were surprised by a very good meal at an airport hotel|
on the way to our trip in Baja California.
|Fresh local seabass at The Fish Market in Solano Beach near San Diego where we visited later in February.|
|Cheesecake at the Artifact Cafe in the Mingei Museum, San Diego.|
Finally: A Note on Ethics and Choosing Food
Eating meat: a habit I find very desirable because I like the taste and find it satisfying, and also because it’s easy to prepare. A few years ago the news stories on horrific cruelty to meat-packing and slaughter-house workers caused me to greatly reduce my meat consumption. I am also aware of the issues of cruelty to animals and of damage to the environment caused by raising cattle and many other species, as well as the wastefulness of growing cattle feed, and many other negative consequences of meat production and consumption.
Recently, I’ve been backsliding on my determination to eat a more plant-based diet. But here’s the latest news:
“More than 100 children have been discovered to be illegally employed by a slaughterhouse cleaning firm across the country, federal authorities said. …[For example] a 14-year-old child who worked at a Nebraska facility from 11pm to 5am five to six days a week from December 2021 to April 2022, cleaned machines ‘used to cut meat’” (from the Guardian)
Time to think about all this again! But on our trips, I wasn’t very restrained.
|In N Out Burger: wrong for so many reasons. |
But so much fun on the rare visit to California!
Blog post and photos © 2023 mae sander
Monday, February 27, 2023
|Back at Balboa Park with Phyllis and Ed today. A gorgeous sunny blue-sky day!|
|Outside the museum: a sculpture of the same two women by the same artist.|
Lunch at the Art Museum Cafe
|The sculpture garden behind the cafe.|
The Natural History Museum
Sunday, February 26, 2023
|We left the conference Sunday morning, heading for our friends Phyllis and Ed’s house.|
It was time for breakfast and we spotted this great-looking place which turned out to be, yes, great.
|What we needed: coffee!|
|The place is full of little slogans.|
|Definitely a fun place with good food!|