Our dear friend who lived in NYC for 10 years is now back home in her native Istanbul. This morning she sends this! “Today’s mail – catalogs, bills and… a cat!?” When Susanne and I visited her, we noticed too, that cats rule the city! On the matter… Cat culture thrives in Istanbul: The special status of stray cats in Istanbul and elsewhere in Turkey reflects a tradition-bound country on the path to modernity. It partly derives from Muslim ideas about tolerance, and an urban elite with Western-style ideas about […]
Posts categorized as Food
While shredding old papers filed from 1970, my Mother found this sausage pie recipe. It’s her handwriting but she doesn’t remember where she copied it from – it’s a mystery! Since Mom ended up saving it, we think the recipe had to be a good one. I’ve decided I must make this. The dough instruction seems a bit vague “water to consistency” - I’ll have to just try my best with that one (or get a little help from google). Look out for a recipe post on this in the […]
Does your cat jump into the fridge, guarding its contents? Is this normal? As a new cat owner I’m learning as I go but this behavior is beyond me. I thought cats regulate their eating, unlike dogs. Fiver loves food, maybe my habits are imprinting on him? When we found Fiver, he was so thin and hungry, could it be food anxiety? Thoughts on this matter are welcome, please comment and let me know what you think. Thx!
My idol is Ina Garten and one of her favorite meals to make for her husband Jeffrey is roast chicken. I decided to try it out and modified it a bit to my own tastes. Ina uses fennel and I absolutely hate fennel, its really the only food I wont eat. Ingredients 1lb red potatoes halved 1lb carrots (2in pieces) 1 large onion chopped 5lb Roasting Chicken 3/4 oz Rosemary (about 8 sprigs) 2 tbsps butter (at room temperature) 1 head of garlic halved 1 lemon halved Directions Preheat the […]
My next door neighbor recommended I shop for Fiver at Bushwick Pet Superette. I’m a regular now. Customer service is top-notch. Every time I walk in, I’m asked if I need a hand with anything. I’ve never waited on a long line and most times there are free samples at the counter for your pet! There’s always a few people hanging around chatting about their furry friends – it’s a friendly, animaly-loving vibe. There’s a wide range of healthy choice dog / cat foods and products, not the regular run-of-the-mill: […]
I always have a couple of cans of tuna lying around, and I end up using them when the fridge looks bare and I don’t have time to food shop. I like to embellish everything in my life so why not my tuna salad? Add more than just mayo – try mixing in some peppers, onions, olives and thyme. Here’s the recipe, it takes only 10 minutes. Enjoy. Serves two 1 12oz. tuna can in water (dolphin safe!) 1/3 cup chopped black olives 1 large red pepper 1/3 small red […]
Her name is Edie (like Edith Piaf). This pic is from her 3rd birthday two years ago – May 7th. Pictured is a special mini cake of tuna and chicken cat food with a little sprinkle of catnip. She’s a princess on her Birthday eating all of her cake, not sharing with her 2 other cat roomies. Edie resides in Brooklyn with her caretakers Laura and Yessit.
I treated myself and purchased this Cuisinart Elite Mini Prep Food Processor, (4-Cup) in dazzling red. Check it out… It came with a recipes booklet – all seemed tasty. Since my husband loves hummus, I decided to try that first. It’s a simple garlic blend. I had most of the ingredients in the house so I thought I should give it a whirl (I mean chop). I was happy with the result. “It tastes like real hummus” my husband said. The texture was smooth and totally pro but we both agreed […]