Sexing Up Cereal

In a blog devoted to food pleasure, the word “muesli” is unlikely to evince even the slightest moan of pleasure, but a few years ago, I was introduced to this homemade concoction that sent me tripping down the titillation trail.  One of 3 great Shoshoni Cookbooks Perhaps it was the setting:  A  yoga retreat (my first) at Shoshoni Mountain Ashram and the quiet, contemplative days of twice daily practice with evening chanting and meditation.  Perhaps it was…

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Shooting the Cook

And now for a bit of movie trivia. There’s a scene in Robert Rodriquez’s pulpy Once Upon a Time in Mexico where  Sands (Johnny Depp) calmly explains to “El”–“as in ‘the’ ”—(Antonio Banderas) that the cochinita pibil he’s eating is the best he’s tasted in Mexico and, as a result, he will have to “shoot the cook.”  He will do this, he says “to restore the balance to this country.”  So, when he’s finished, he…

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A Recipe for Love

What would or wouldn’t you do for love?  My answers?  In this order:  Anything and Nothing. I’d do pretty much anything to please the one I love and there isn’t much at which I’d balk. I’d eat bugs, if it was called for, on either front.  It was in this spirit that I began searching for the perfect All American Potato Salad Recipe for the city-dwelling boyfriend for July 4th. Since I was hosting a BBQ for my sis…

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