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day of the dead

Like previous years, Ming is helping paint ofrendas in preparation for the Winchester cultural center Day of the Dead festivities.  He paints at our friend T’s house.  They will paint through November first–please get in touch, if you would like to help. Please note that it’s not a sober environment.  Alcohol is consumed by others,… Read More »

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disabled eating

Oh hey, how are you doing?  I made a cookzine while back about disabled eating.  It was called Please Pass the Plants 2: disabled eating.  Did you ever read it?  Let me know if you need a copy! I made this dal recently that was a great example of disabled eating, how I did it… Read More »

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beans

“I don’t want to upset him, like the white fragility thing.  But then I also don’t want to avoid upsetting him because he’s a white guy.” Ming was pondering a choice to make, about how to respond to a friend’s request that was racially inappropriate. “Yeah, I hear ya,” I said.  “But you don’t have… Read More »

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fairies

“Yeah, better than if you were leaning over the railing to see a sealion, and your glasses fell off, into the water.  Plop!  Then a sealion came up wearing your glasses.” I was giggling at this fantasy, as I told it.  “I’d be like–hey, cute sealion!  And then I would turn into a selkie, and… Read More »

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food photos

Here are some food photos, for your salivating pleasure. I cooked some amaranth for breakfast, but I used coconut milk instead of water.  And I used my crockpot on the white rice setting.  Wow, it carmelized a little on the bottom, and was sweet.  This was trader joe’s coconut milk.  It was supposed to be… Read More »

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apology, revolution, four pounds of beans in a tamale pot

The problem with telling people how I feel is they might believe they need to change their behavior. I want to be honest without being controlling. Is that possible? I apologize to people for when I did or said something I was afraid was hurtful, and some people have a big reaction to that. A… Read More »