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Good stuff takes time

Kyoto has a huge variety of pickles (tsukemono).  Many different tastes, colours and smell.  Walk along Nishiki market and you will be whirled by the choices.

Pickles, Nishiki Market, Kyoto [錦市場, 京都]


Sour Pickles

My lips get all twitchy when I think about just how sour a sour pickle is. They always react like that.

I grew up close to a major thoroughfare that funneled traffic toward the center of the city. 644 more words

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McDonald's Franchise Owner Who Created Big Mac Dies

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The McDonald’s franchisee who created the Big Mac nearly 50 years ago has died. Michael “Jim” Delligatti was 98. 127 more words


There's Nothing In This House to Eat

A few years ago, I hosted a weekend party where several friends stayed over. One of my guests, a mother of young children back then, got up earlier than I. 814 more words

Quietly Shining

When you step outside to dump yesterday’s coffee grounds, to relieve the dog, to squeeze your curing hams or to otherwise do whatever it is you do first thing in the morning, and you find that the grass crunches underneath your feet and the sharp air catches in your nostril – when, in short, there is every sign that the ministry of frost has been busily fulfilling its duties overnight, it is time to think about boiling bones. 283 more words


Festive treat ideas

Over the past few weeks I have been sampling a few products which I think would be perfect if your thinking of making your own festive hampers as gifts. 327 more words