Monday, April 30, 2007

Tempus Fugit

It certainly does fly, time does. It seems only yesterday I wrote my last blog. I have to get organized! I am thinking about the next few days preparing for my “speech” at the Leonardo ca Vinci Society in San Francisco in the middle of May. My subject is “Food Now and Then; Has progress been good for us”. It is a semi-doom and gloom/yippee! kind of talk. I really want to concentrate on how good things were when we reached a certain high point and how everything can backfire on you if you try to “improve” things too much. I’ll keep you posted – meantime keep thinking tradition, and sound, good cooking with the best ingredients – not just what is new and kookie. Ciao for now.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Primavera - Again


Global warming has not hit San Francisco yet. It is running a cool 55°F. pretty regularly – and bone chilling in the shade. At home, just by chance there was bright sunshine coming through one of my East windows. I sat down for a moment to look at the large citron tree in my neighbor’s yard – beautifully yellow against brilliant green leaves. It felt warm near the window so I got closer and promptly fell asleep, warmer than I had been in months. It was the kind of warmth neither fire, nor heater can provide. It looks like I am going to do more citron gazing this season. I need the warmth.