oxbow box still

I am writing this exactly four weeks after I received a CSA box from Oxbow Farm. This matters only because I am sure they were expecting something within a few days…a week tops. But, like I said, it has been four weeks….maybe even five. I have been in a bit of a funk. I probably… Read More


Okay, okay, okay. Yes, you read that correctly. Sardine guacamole. Let me explain…or confess or…just hear me out. See, my main goal as Chef and Father is to promote the idea of families eating real food. If I can inspire a family to skip fast food and cook their own meal I am a happy… Read More


Good morning. I am a fan of Winter. I love the sound of the crunching frozen leaves under my feet as I force my way out to feed the hens and watch the steaming hot water that thaws their water dish. Seeing my breath always brings me back to about 10 years ago when I… Read More


God, don’t you hate it when a recipe (on the internet) has ingredients in it that you are allergic to? I mean, how dare someone cook and, holy Jesus, publicly promote a food item you are morally against? These “foodies” think they have a license to just put any ol’ recipe out there without even… Read More

I am so sick of talking about food. Well, sick of all the politics and emotion that goes into the way people eat. Suddenly, what we put into our bodies has become a battlefield of bantering similar to that horrible month right before a major election. Everyone seems to be trying to convince everyone else… Read More

Kid podcast

I am thinking a lot this morning about expectations. Because, you know, it is my birthday. I think one of the easiest and quickest ways to get to the stress zone is to have high expectations…for anything. And yes, This is getting dangerously close to the passive-aggressive zone so I will be careful. It it… Read More

cooking 4

I am one of those people who needs a large degree of fulfillment in their life. Yep, what a weirdo. Believe me, I wish I could be content with wake up, work, eat whatever, TV, Facebook, couple beers, sleep….repeat five times and hope the weekend has a little fun in store before I have to… Read More


I read this poem today. Just as I was running around and thinking of all the things I needed to do this day…and tomorrow….and next week…and for the rest of my life I was forced to stop and have a few minutes to read. This poem was just there. This poem is in a book… Read More


Picture an 80 year old Italian woman slowly peeling a potato (with a knife) in her well-worn kitchen. A potato that will make it’s way into a dish that she has made over a thousand times. Each time just ever so slightly different. She cooks with the love she feels for the people she is… Read More


Just a quick one today. I have always had a problem with drinking enough water. I remember many days of barely drinking any water at all. We all know how important this is and I have never heard anyone try to say that drinking water is just a fad. It is essential. I lead a… Read More