January 29, 2012
January 15, 2012
Warning: the following contents may be unsuitable for vegetarians.
I've been curious about oxtail for a long time.
In truth, every time I have gone to pick it up at the grocery store, I have put it right back very quickly.
It just looks so strange...doesn't it?
As I sit here trying to write something even slightly intelligent about oxtail,
it occurs to me ... that I am not exactly clear about what oxtail actually is.
I mean, besides the obvious tail part.
The question I hesitate asking, which really must be asked is....what is an "ox" ?
January 7, 2012
Moroccan Farro with Kale, Pomegranate, and Almonds
After christmas, I met Tonia, dear friend
and former Mizuna business partner for coffee.
We talked about New Year's resolutions
or something along those lines and she mentioned
that instead of a picking a New Year's resolution,
she likes to pick one word to focus on for the whole year.
For example, last year her word was "joy".
She was still trying to pick her word for this year.
After our coffee, I began thinking about what I wanted my word to be.
If you were to choose one word,
what word would you choose to focus on
for this year?
The word lighter kept coming to me.
Not lighter in the physical sense. Lighter as in... less stuff.
And perhaps emotionally.
Shedding things and shedding emotions
that I have stubbornly held on to - long past their expiration date.