If you are looking for a healthier meat, I highly recommend using any species of white fish, such as swai and tilapia. They are farmed and available in most supermarkets. You can find some in the frozen section or the fresh section. I bought a pack of swai fish a few weeks ago and decided […]Read more "Butter Fried Fish with Roasted Cauliflowers"
On Monday, I posted Fatherly Advice, Part 1 where I talked about the difficulties of celebrating Father’s Day and briefly about my own relationship with my father. I had mentioned two lessons that he taught me – the value of discipline and organization, and his resiliency as he changed careers more than once at a […]Read more "Fatherly Advice, Part 2 – Star Wars Style"
Some of you are blessed enough to celebrate only one birthday during the mass closing during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am not one of them. Rather, on this day, I am celebrating yet another year of life. Last year would have the great big blow out party; instead, it was just a fizzle with just […]Read more "Celebrating Another Birthday During the Pandemic"
Appetizer Minestrone Soup Main Course Grilled duck with a side of asparagus and sautéed vegetables Dessert White Chocolate Raspberry cheesecakeRead more "Happy Mothers’ Day 2021"
Ever hear of the “Birthday Paradox?” There are 7 billion people in the world, 365.25 days in a calendar, and yet the odds of two people sharing the same birthday is only 1 in 30. That’s right. Just 1 in 30. You have a better chance than me trying to guess which card you picked […]Read more "Happy Birthday – Absent Friends"
I have always enjoyed building puzzles and model airplanes as a hobby. To date, I have built close to twenty puzzles of all sizes and topics. I have a picture of the Grand Canyon in my old bedroom at my parents’ house. I bought that as a souvenir from visiting there in Dec 2013. It’s […]Read more "Puzzles as Metaphors of Life"
What is there to like about socialism? I am all for reasonable government programs and spending, like maintain roads and railroads and contracting for waste management. I am all for social programs for those who fell through the cracks. But when you are pushing for too much government oversight that it infringes on moral authority […]Read more "Socialism’s Appeal?"
This past Friday night, I made a baked tilapia with garlic potatoes and green beans. Almost without fail, whenever I tell people that I am making a tilapia dish, everyone gives me a look that says: “This fish is so bland and there are better fish available.” At least that is true in the US; […]Read more "Baked Tilapia with Garlic Potatoes and Green Beans"
Traditional German food is my comfort food. Having been to Germany twice and absorbed some of the culture and cuisine, I started to eat more German food in the US. Now for the first time in a few years, I made my own. Instead of pork or veal, I used chicken breasts to make Schnitzel. […]Read more "German Chicken Schnitzel"