Stewed Beef and Bunny Anagramists

Nigerien Entree TUKASU(Stewed Beef with Dates) INGREDIENTS ½ tablespoon yeast½ cup warm water1¾ cups flour¼ teaspoon salt (1 teaspoon more later)1 pound beef chuck, round roast, or rump roast2 garlic cloves2 medium onions9 dates. (If […]

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Afghan Burgers, Humanity’s First Food

Afghan Entree AFGHAN BURGERS INGREDIENTS 1 cup fresh cilantro 3 garlic cloves 1 red onion 4 eggs 3 cups crinkle-cut fries or enough to cover cookie sheet 3 sausages, beef or chicken 3 tablespoons vegetable […]

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Quinoa Salad and the Rubberband Empire

Peruvian Appetizer QUINOA SALAD INGREDIENTS 1 cup quinoa ½ cucumber ¼ cup fresh cilantro 2 Roma tomatoes 1 red bell pepper ¼ pound queso fresco or feta cheese 1¼ teaspoons aji amarillo, aji panca, or […]

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Beef Noodle Soup and Susan’s Ladder to Mars


Taiwanese Soup BEEF NOODLE SOUP INGREDIENTS 5 garlic cloves 1 inch ginger root 6 scallions (white part of green onions) 1 Roma tomato 2 Thai chiles or red chiles 8 cups water (or enough to […]

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Cool Mocha and the Earthquakes in My House


American Appetizer COOL MOCHA COFFEE INGREDIENTS 3 cups hot, brewed coffee ⅔ cup sugar ¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate if you prefer it sweeter 3½ cups milk SPECIAL UTENSILS glass jars with lids […]

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Dishwashers: Annoyances in Disguise or the Tools of the Apocalypse?


My dishwasher does not properly clean things, particularly glasses with indentations. Oh sure, if I give the dishes a quick rinse beforehand, the dishwasher does tolerably well. If I give the dishes a pre-scrub, the […]

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CandylandTM to be Theme of Poway’s New Modern Art Museum

All Poway, California is buzzing with excitement. In just three month’s the town’s new in its tiara, the $188.2 million CowboyMetrics Museum will open. No one is prouder than museum curator, “Tex” Roland. “I’m just […]

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