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Cook: Beet, Pear and Avocado Salad with Onion Vinaigrette

After months and months of nothing but a liquid/mashy diet, the Z-Bot has finally started eating real human food. I’m talking tofu, rice, yogurt, fruits and veggies. This really changes things. Now when I settle in for a bit of cooking, I no longer need to prepare two completely different dishes. Instead, I can make one dish and tweak it to meet the tastes of […]


Cook: Seared Tofu and Radish Salad Over Scallion Pancakes

Normally I enjoy Philly sporting events by cooking up food to support the home team. For example, there were these cheesesteak spring rolls,  and this tempeh diablo hoagie. Before that, there was a batch of  vegan scrapple made from the finest vegetarian meat pieces and an Italian Roast “Pork” Sandwich that just made my mouth absolutely water (click here for all the Philly treats I’ve concocted in the past). Perhaps it was my […]


Cook: Kale, Garbanzo and Corn Salad

“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” ~Auguste Rodin Art. It is something that runs unique to each one of us. We all have our favorites, different from the next. My Mona Lisa, is just a nuisance to you. And yours…well, I won’t even go there. When I think art and beauty, I think back to that cantina […]


Mr. High Class Gets a Job Accompanied by Rizzle Kicks, I Am A Camera and Joe Moorhead

On Tuesday, I received some excellent news. The substitute teacher position I have been working since the 2nd of July needed to be extended for the rest of the summer. For those of you tallying at home, that is three weeks longer than I expected. Three additional weeks of pay for yours truly. Now, chances are you’ve never lived the life of a high roller. […]


Baker’s Dozen: Interview with Good Graeff

  What if you had a great friend who never went home for dinner and was involved in all aspects of your life? A friend who you played on street corners with and invited to Vietnam in order to incubate your music? Now imagine that same friend, was your twin sister. That is sort of what it is like for Brittany and Brooke Graeff. Together, […]


Denver Eats: Watercourse Foods

Remember when I told you about accidentally booking a spring break trip to Denver? Well I enjoyed the fruits of that late night mistake this past weekend. I must say, it was EVERYTHING I expected. First and foremost, it was cold. How cold? Imagine my ex-girlfriend. Now put her on ice and toss her to the bottom of Lake Michigan in December while listening to […]


Salad Days: Phases by Skizzy Mars

Skizzy Mars is no stranger to I have followed him closely since “Douchebag” made its way across my computer screen. For the first time, ever, Skizzy Mars dropped a collection of songs that are related enough to be called a mixtape. Phases fits together like a fine Caesar salad. Each track is like its own ingredient. No matter how much you mix and stir, each […]


Baker’s Dozen: Interview with Trapdoor Social

We’re back with another installment of the Baker’s Dozen Interview Series. This time we get up close and personal (or as close and personal as the internet waves allow us to) with Trapdoor Social. Band members Merritt and Skylar and I talk about such things as environmental activism, sustainability, spicy foods and Death Cab for Cutie. We then head off to the kitchen for a mean […]


Strawberry Spinach Salad Adopted by Strangeheart, Astronauts, etc and Old English

Plant City, Florida, which is about 30 minutes outside of Tampa, is the winter strawberry capital of the world. The town begins pumping out berries in late January/early February and continues doing so until sometime in March. The high point of the season is celebrated with a festival that features music, games and the best strawberry shortcake around. In a normal year J-Fur and I […]