Category Archives: food

Making Gazpacho

Years ago I ate a bowl of gazpacho (cold tomato vegetable soup). Today I finally made some gazpacho myself. Here are three short videos of my process. (recipe below)

Three videos were easier to upload using my DSL internet connection to Youtube than making one long video.

Yep, I tasted with the same spoon at the end. Oops. Don’t do that if you are sharing your food with others. Since no one was here to eat my gazpacho I can do what I want.

Here’s my ingredient list: 2 pounds tomatoes (I ran out of tomatoes and finished with canned diced tomatoes), 1 cucumber, 6 sm. orange or red peppers that equal regular size red pepper, 2 green onions, 2 garlic cloves, 1 jalapeno (seeds removed). Chunk veggies so easier to put in food processor. Blend in processor until well combined. Add 1/2 tsp salt and 1 TB balsamic vinegar.

Put gazpacho in refrigerator and chill. Best eaten the next day.

My gazpacho came out pretty spicy, but I like it. I’ll consider halving the jalapeno next time.

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Chuck’s Doughnut story

This one from my dad is very short today.

How do you buy doughnuts? I bet it isn’t anything like the way my dad’s family got them during the Great Depression. Find out what Chuck wrote in this short video.

Animal food often feeds people. It all depends how hungry a person is and how good the food is.

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A person can eat an avocado and then plant its seed.

These are my ideas about avocados.

Make sure you put the pointy end of the seed down if you try to grow an avocado tree of your own.

Also, if you have a cat, I advise you to keep it out of the cat’s reach or your pet might play your plant to death. Mine did.

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Another food experiment

I think being home has made me susceptible to trying unusual food, at least unusual for me.

Amazon makes doing these food experiments easy as they can be delivered right to my door.

This video was made when my seaweed was delivered.

Remember, eating seaweed is good for you.

Since I bought more than I can eat of this snack food, I’m willing to share, so friends beware.

Okay, the first person who took my dare and tried my seaweed snack. Son Russell didn’t get past one tiny bite. He then needed another mouthful of food to rid himself of the seaweed taste.

Anyone want a taste? I can slip a square into a letter for you.

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Tasting a tomatillo

I have been intrigued by the look of a tomatillo. Google says it’s a fruit.

This video shows me tasting it for the first time–with the help of Car-E who shows off his whiskers.

I will buy this fruit again. It had a slight citrus taste and will add something a little different to my boring meals.

Try something out of the ordinary today. When I come across an unusual fruit or vegetable, I’ll give it a try, too.

Little food experiments make life interesting.

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