Untethered Dog

You Never Know Where He Will Go

Food

New On the Menu: Crispy Blackened Chili

Let’s say — hypothetically — that before you started work in your home office this morning you started a crockpot of chili. Here you were, the day after it snowed, on a cool early spring day, a Friday no less, with hope of warmth and ease in your heart. (Very possibly you were also looking […]

Harrowing Hours

It takes so long — and yet the time goes by in a flash. First, you have to put on your protective gear — head to toe, with face mask in place. (In my case, the mask is a scarf. It is plaid.) You have to make sure you have made your game-plan, and that […]

Safety Measures

There is something unseemly about getting fat during a pandemic. To spend precious time in the grocery store gathering ice cream, filling one’s cart with potato chips, thumbing through the pastry selection, at a time when going to the grocery store itself is a risky proposition, makes even less sense to me than buying excessive […]

Ode to Cauliflower

Oh, how I resist you so. Even when I do bring you home, which, let’s face it, is not as often as I should, I let you linger so long. There you sit — getting the cool shoulder, if not the cold one — receiving only my passing glances as I open the fridge and […]

Not Cold-Brewed; Cold Because It’s Old

Day-old coffee is highly underrated. Coffee may, in fact, share a trait with lasagna and sex: that is, it’s even better the next day. For that reason, even when I am “to-stay” I tell the barista to please make my order “to-go.” This morning, I forgot I had a half cup of aged java awaiting […]

DQ Is Right

Had Dairy Queen for the first time this season last night. Went with the old standby from my fat days: the M&M Blizzard. I had a coupon. The coupon primed me. I was making dinner and I saw the coupon and I said to myself, “let’s you and the little buddy hop in the car […]