Cooking up a storm…

With Nelson away (Go Badgers!), I’ve a lot more free time, which I’ve devoted to expanding my vegan dishes repertoire.   First, to use up an abundance of tomatoes before they went south, I adapted the French Laundry’s recipe for Gazpacho.  Unfortunately, I didn’t take a photo of this beautiful soup.  I was a little…

White Mulberries and Mindful Eating

White Mulberry (Morus alba L.). Mid-June, the tree at the end of my driveway becomes loaded with fat white berries.  When ripe, they yield to the touch with a spongey plumpness, releasing from the branch without hesitation.   The fruit has a milder flavor than the more common, darkly purple mulberries.  When you eat them,…