What’s in YOUR Soup?

1/4 cup barley 2 tbl olive oil 4 oz mushrooms of your choice, sliced celery–diced–6-7 stalks, more if you really like celery 2 carrots diced 1 large onion roughly chopped 2 medium russet… Continue reading

Sun dried tomatoes-shredded drumsticks-fresh tomato-potato-onion hash

I can already tell this is going to be such a fun post!  OK, for starters, the image above is not what I cooked, it’s the closest match to what I made, although… Continue reading

Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick aka Everlasting Moments (2008) Sweden

                 BASED ON A TRUE STORY          Maja Oman’s memoir about her mother, Maria Larsson (in real life, about the director’s wife’s grandfather’s sister, Maria), and about growing up during the turn of the… Continue reading

Mere Mehboob (1963) India

               Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni शकील बदायुनी, شکیل بدایونی                  Music: Naushad नौशाद अली, نوشاد علی                  Playback: Mohd. Rafi मोहम्मद रफ़ी, محمد رفیع                  Poetry and music like this confirm that there is beauty and it’s worth living for.                  This song unlocks the… Continue reading

The Ancient Way Café and Outpost

Yesterday, Jamie took us out for a drive to explore a new part of our surrounding region and then for a surprise lunch. There is no direct way to get to Ramah from… Continue reading

To Speak, Perchance To ‘Dream In Chinese’: Why I love languages!

Deborah Fallows, a linguistics professor, has a written a book about her journey with learning Chinese. Melissa Block of NPR makes a great interview with her.  This is a GREAT story! Do listen… Continue reading

Mother (2009) S. Korea

A smart movie.

Our Backyard

Here are some shots I took yesterday afternoon within a 1 or 2 miles radius around our neighborhood. This is a view of the rocks looking east.

Backyard 2

Backyard 3