My Tangled Contribution To Pasta Day

by Kevin Burton    World Pasta Day was yesterday. Sorry I didn’t warn you ahead of time, but that was not my only pasta failure.    I prepared a contribution to the celebration but it left quite a bit to be desired.  It did taste better on day two then when I first made it. …

Lifelong Learning, Exercise For The Mind

by Kevin Burton    Had some fun last week speculating about new hobbies that could take the place of fantasy football, should that pastime drive me too crazy.    I was picking from a list of 50 hobbies for seniors on the website 55places.com. A few of the hobbies, such as axe throwing, were laughable …

This Soup Is Super But Not As A Soup

by Kevin Burton     I would never eat Campbell’s Golden Mushroom soup as a soup, but as a cooking ingredient it sure does its job.    I’ve been cooking with golden mushroom for years. Not sure when I started or where I first heard about it.  But I’ve never even thought about preparing it like …

Storm Warning, Careful In The Kitchen

by Kevin Burton    Our favorite Mexican restaurant has an offering called “Special Rice.”  It is special but I think I can do better.    There it is kids, your official warning: I’m headed back into the kitchen.    I don’t mind cooking but don’t truly love it. Mostly I rush through the process without …

The Unsavory Reality Of Breakfast In Bed

by Kevin Burton    Certain things sound great, but once you examine them are really not.    One such concept is breakfast in bed. People talk about breakfast in bed as a mother’s day or birthday kind of special thing you do for someone.      So I’m thinking about this and it hits me, who really …

On Date Night We Paint The Town Beige

by Kevin Burton    It’s Saturday baby, the day we’ve all been waiting for! You know what that means.    It’s date night!    But what does date night mean anymore?    Between Covid 19 safety measures and the new geezer bedtimes we’re learning to prefer, date night isn’t what it used to be.    …

Home Ec Class For The Spiritually Blind

by Kevin Burton    Many of us recall best, our culinary mishaps from Home Economics class in high school. But there were other elements to that training.    In Home Ec your teachers tried to train you to build a safe, efficient, nourishing household for yourself, and an eventual spouse and children.     In the …

Here’s Fair Warning, Chef Kev Rides Again

by Kevin Burton    Guess what, I’m going to be on a cooking show!    The dickens you say…..    Yeah, I’m going to be the stuffed turkey! (ba-dum-bum).     These are the jokes kids. God help me, here I go. But me in the kitchen, no laughing matter.    And actually I should say …

Blind Cooks Teach More Than Recipes

by Kevin Burton    How does a blind person prepare a meal?  The methods vary, but always include great attention to detail.     On one of my Facebook groups I stumbled upon an announcement about a TV show featuring blind cooks.  It’s called the Cooking Without Looking TV Show.  I caught the monthly zoomcast version …

Burning Question: Which Burner Is Best?

by Kevin Burton You may have heard, a social media debate is, uh, simmering. Which stovetop burner is the best to use? Which one is your favorite? Oh great, another way to divide Americans. And, it appears I am on the outside looking in, again. As with the arrangement of letters on a typewriter keyboard, …