Fit and Surviving

To say that not working for five months has been easy living is to believe a comfortable facade. I’m sure there’s levels of emotion within the psyche of an unemployed person, but I never looked them up. I’m more analytical so I’ve measured my emotions more by my actions. I was pissed about my group …

Are you Stupid?

Sodium Chloride, the chemical name for the simple white substance used auspiciously in many religions, ubiquitous in the Northeast during the winter melting sidwalks and accelerating rust on old cars, and one of the oldest seasonings known to man used to preserve and flavor food for all. Salt is a primary electrolyte in the human …

Traditional Green Curry

While spending my time down at the court house this week for jury duty, I had the opportunity to check out some of Chinatown I don’t normally venture too. I found a great south Asian market and picked up some Thai curry paste, Japanese eggplant and buna shimeji mushrooms to make some “authentic” green curry …

Minetta Tavern no longer available to pedestrians

It’s a sad day in any food and bar epicenter when a classic location is purchased from the original owners, refurbished and then reborn as a haute celebrity joint where the exclusivity garners more attention than the actual purpose of the location; in this case the focus is on the food. Minetta Tavern was once …

Frank Bruni leaves a void at the Times

Prior to moving to New York 5 years ago, I didn’t read the Times regularly, and when I did, it was usually the Business or the Market sections; I never subscribed to it. Really I still don’t but my neighbor had a subscription that he over paid a year for and has never changed the …

Rooftop, Weber, and Grilled Meats on a Stick – Sweet

I have always owned a BBQ grill. Living with my parents when I was younger, I grew up summers cooking food over the fire while camping and through out the years grilling in the back yard or in the streets with the neighbors. When I moved out, I bought a grill and had owned one …

Why Americans love Olive Garden

Fast Company has an interesting post about Why American’s are addicted to Olive Garden…. It speaks to their success that the employee is as much a part of it as the customer experience. The “waiter, interacting with customers, shaping their dining experience, and getting rewarded for it” is integral to the dining experience at OG …

Long week, get the body and stomach work done

Business is slow, yet my work is intensely busy; mostly trying to generate new business and convince customers it’s the right time to part them from their cash hords. E and I made an appointment at Lilly and Raul for some Qi Gong Tui Na body work. Ah such relief. It’s a great ladies and …