Gadgets and good things to eat!
Just outside my kitchen: pots of herbs for cooking.
|I snip a few herbs to include in almost everything I cook!|
New Plate from the Ann Arbor Potters' Guild
|Just right for some toast and a glass of juice to eat on the porch, a plate from this summer’s ceramics sale.|
|Another breakfast on the new plate: French Toast and apple slices. |
The platter is also from the Potters’ Guild, purchased a few years ago.
New French Press Coffee Pot
|Old one on the left: the plastic was messed up so Evelyn|
ordered me another one.
New Sourdough Containers
Len finds these new containers much better than the mason jars he had been using.
New Magnets on My Refrigerator
|A magnet from the Art Museum Shop: “Banned Books”|
Le Petit Prince from Paris
|Another gift from Evelyn: six coasters of Le Petit Prince, here with the fox that he tamed.|
The Little Prince is a favorite story for me and for many other people. Here's one of the original illustrations of the prince and his fox:
|A gadget: “Supoon” for scraping the inner edge of a jar.|
A gift from Arny & Tracy.
Treats and Cooking in my Kitchen
|New Joe-Joe’s flavor.|
|M&M’s: a favorite all my life, now in a Costco size!|
|Alice made us great turkey meatballs|
|She also made a great zucchini dish.|
The best rhubarb pie:
|Made by Evelyn.|
The best Asian food:
|Len made a number of great Asian dishes like this grilled eggplant.|
|Pad Thai — the best yet!|
|Ready-made stuffed grape leaves, pita, hummus, and tadziki|
are very convenient.
Most Intriguing Food News of the Month
|A recently-uncovered mural in Pompeii seems to depict a pizza, along with other food and wine. |
This places the origin of pizza as early as Roman times: the mural was buried by Mt. Vesuvius 2000 years ago.
Obviously tomatoes were not available to the Romans because they came from the New World after 1492,
but this prototype pizza has other toppings. (source)
Important thought for Foodies
From the Food Gatherers’ Website:
“Food Gatherers is the food bank and food rescue program serving Washtenaw County. The lead agency for hunger relief in the County, Food Gatherers supports a network of 170 community partners with free and low-cost food, deliveries, and trainings. We operate several large direct service programs — the Food Gatherers Community Kitchen, the Summer Food Service Program, and the Healthy School Pantry Program — and work closely with community schools, universities, and healthcare providers to address gaps in services. Because hunger will not be solved with food alone, we advocate for policies and system changes to create an equitable food system.”
Blog post © 2023 mae sander
Shared with Sherry’s In My Kitchen and Eileen’s Critters.