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Green Door

I am reminded that in the old hippie days in Vancouver in 1969 and 70 there was a back alley off of Cordova st in Gastown and it was a Chinese restaurant called the Green Door.Had no sign except the door and you walk in through the back.The kitchen was 2 x4 with a sink […]

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food i make

I made this one last night quite late.the whole thing took 10 minutes !!! Steamed wild shrimp from whole foods steamed in Old Bay seasoning and hot chillies with basmati rice and asparagus cooked just perfectly and with grated frozen lemon on top of everything.I cooked the shrimp just throwing it in a pan of […]

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Cafe Trieste

Down at the Old Cafe Trieste by Jonathon Lipsin You are huddled in the corner at the old Trieste cafe and it is 1970 and Dylan is playing on the jukebox and you are sipping one of your first espresso’s and feeling cool beat and Kerouac is riding on your shoulder he shuffled in and […]

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early days as a foodie

My days as a foodie started here ! I would pick my way among the cooking that my mother and grandmother did and develop my finer sense of taste .That is me digging into the bowl.Lyvia my cousin at the left is observing and Ranaan my other cousin pouting and Brian my brother picking.Nothing has […]

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That’s the way the Cookie Crumbles

The fortune cookie i got at 12 from the Yangtze Chinese restaurant in Montreal.My family was not amused at the time…….When my mother complained to the owner he just shrugged and said ,”That’s karma” and walked away.Funny thing is it became true.. and as Chinese fortune would have it i ended up playing in a […]

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Me and Jesus

Hippie Days….This was Christmas at my girlfriend who i was living with’s parents and grandparents house,a family with mormon roots and they ,well lets say i was viewed with grave suspicion.This was in Idaho where i think i was the first long hair hippie from California,and i mentioned I was a Jew when they asked […]

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navajo tacos on the road

This is out of a journal i kept as i traveled across America last year or so Today ,driving through the Navajo Reservation,I stopped in Tuba City and saw a flea market set up so I stopped to find some home cooking and I wasn’t disappointed because I found a table serving Indian tacos which is […]

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Avocado and love

about avocados and love February 25, 2014 at 2:12pm The perfect avocado fell out of it’s skin so easily into the bowl it’s ripeness bursting forth it’s time had come and i was there to watch it. this is how love must be bursting out falling gracefully at the exact right moment. into the bowl […]

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