Falstaff on a Diet: Chunky Soup for a Chunky Knight

Once again, our gracious host Renard has published my guest post. Yes, Beautiful People, I am happy to report that I am out of the wheelchair, I am walking around the house (with a walker), and I am cooking. Here is my humble contribution to Renard’s wonderfully informative blog:

Longan Soup: It’s Love!

Once upon the time, there was a princess who suffered from misandry – fear and hatred of men. She had a good reason for it, too. Let’s hear it from her: That was an inimitable duet of Eva Marton and Placido Domingo at the Metropolitan Opera. Princess Turandot was originally written by Carlo Gozzi as…

Pumpkin Spinach Soup

I have heard from lovely Carol who runs a great blog with a funky name Retired? No one told me! that October is a Pumpkin month; she also asked me to share my pumpkin soup recipe. I am repeating my old post, with two changes: the first one is in INGREDIENTS, and the second in…

Seasoned Veterans and Young Chicken

To all veterans: Happy Veterans Day and thank you for your service! To all Marines: Happy Marine Birthday! This post is dedicated to Jennifer, a beautiful lady with a huge heart, originally from Jamaica, and a retired Marine. When I ran the school, Jennifer was my right hand, my left hand, and most of the…

Tyger! Tyger! eating right: Instant Pot Chicken Jalfrezi

With all due respect to His Majesty the Lion King, there is a gorgeous majestic cat who is bigger, stronger, more ferocious, and by far more famous. He is the one, whose might and glory was proclaimed by two great authors , one after the other. I confess, I am entranced by William Blake’s poetry,…

Classics Also Quarrel: Russian Pot Pie

The rich also cry, as we all know. It is less known, however, that the classics also quarrel. We tend to perceive them as larger than life, rather not susceptible to flaws and frailties  of us, ordinary humans.  Take, for example, Leo Tolstoy, “the greatest apostle of non-violence that the present age has produced” (Mahatma…