Shrimp étouffée

Classic, spicy, Cajun. Good stuff. I describe it as having a mellow, slow spicy quality thats both surprising and warms you up at the same time. Since no crawdads were available, this is a shrimp rendition of étouffée. Serves 4-6. Time: Prep 25 min, Cook 45-50 min Ingredients Method

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkins of the Styrian variety are excellent for carving and have the tastiest, hull-less seeds for roasting. Styrian pumpkin seeds are loaded with vitamins, minerals and plant-based o-mega-3 and 6 making them a nutritious Halloween snack. Medium pumpkin yields ~1.5 cups Ingredients 1 Styrian pumpkin, seeds removed and rinsed of pumpkin debris Method

Three Tales of Four Lobster

Lobstah!!! I woke up early to stand in line at the lobster tent sale. I waited patiently in line, reading a novel on my phone and stepping up as the line slowly moved along. The woman behind me in line seemed really antsy to get her lobster and kept moving up in line along side…


The art of bonsai has been around for at least a thousand years. It has developed into an artistic hobby that facilitates honing skills of patience, concentration and attention to detail. In contrast to other forms of art such as painting, pottery and music, to name a few examples, it incorporates nature. The world we…