Category Archives: Food


In Bali ~ Rice is Life

In Bali rice is life. The cycles of community life are centered around the cycles of rice farming. Yes, rice is the island’s staple food – but it is much more. 1. Dewi Sri, the […]

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POD ~ Banana Blossom

A bloom on one of the many banana trees in our garden. Banana hearts or blossoms are used as a vegetable in South Asian and Southeast Asian cuisine, either raw in a fresh salad or […]

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Ubiquitous Rice and Its Many Uses

When traveling in SE Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos) one expects to see and eat a lot of rice. It is the most important staple food for a large part of the world’s human population, […]

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In Search of Conch Salad by Lynne Mayhew

On a recent trip to Cat Island, in the Bahama’s, we sought out directions on how to get to the windward side of the island. Apparently there were several routes and as it turned out, […]

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POD ~ Round and Rounder

Summertime at the Farmers Market and the melons are in. By the way, are these cantaloupes or muskmelons? What is the difference? Are they a fruit or vegetable? They originated in Persia. It is interesting […]

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Mangoes, Fruit from the Gods

It is mango season here in Southwest Florida and throughout the tropics. A time for gluttony and hoarding. A time for cheesecake and chutney, for smoothies and salsa. Mango season is a time for celebration […]

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POD – Greek Grocery

A small Greek grocery store in Tarpon Springs offering what else but olives, olive oil and feta cheeses.

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