In light of the COVID-19 precautions...
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or use hand sanitizers that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid close contact with anyone who appears sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then toss the tissue in the trash.
Disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.
Talk to your doctor if you develop symptoms.
Stay home if you develop symptoms.
Avoid nonessential travel to areas with active COVID-19 outbreaks.
Visit the website for your local health department for updates.
If you are caring for an older adult:
Know what medications are needed and help them have extra.
Monitor food and medical supplies and have a back-up plan.
Stock up on non-perishable food to reduce shopping trips.
If a loved one is in a care facility, monitor the situation, ask about the residents and know the protocol if there is an outbreak.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Even Tony Soprano, more or less.
As seen on the show, Tony enjoyed grilling.
But he didn't enjoy talking.
There are barbecue recipes.
But there's also an interesting page from Uncle Junior Soprano:
Junior's Ten Tips to Living Long and Living Well.
drink red wine, eat a bowl of spaghetti every day, eat with friends.
Always trust blood relatives over friends, but not very far.
Shakespeare's Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and King Lear are all about family.
Hamlet ends up dead.
Juliet's parents want her to 'make a good marriage'.
Juliet ends up dead.
Lear wants his daughters to flatter him.
His most honest daughter ends up dead.
The first pair of brothers, Cain and Abel, had their problems.
Abel ends up dead.
So much for brotherly love.
Fredo ends up dead.
In The Sopranos cousins Tony S. and Tony B. had their problems.
Tony B. ends up dead.
Also in The Sopranos Junior wasn't too thrilled with nephew Tony S.
Tony S. almost ends up dead.
Maybe that's where the warning about trusting relatives came from.
Pop trusted his brothers who'd told him to come to America.
The Atlantic Ocean was between them, so the brothers were far apart.
It's too bad Pop didn't know about Uncle Junior's first rule.
Most of our blood relatives are in New York and Ontario.
Too far to be a part of our daily life.
And maybe that's a very good thing.
Families can be great.
But they can also be a royal pain.
Ever wonder why folks hit the bottle during the holidays?
Especially when the relatives are all under one roof?
Our American relatives are Republicans.
We tend to agree with our American friends, who are Democrats.
That can be awkward, even on Facebook.
We can pick our friends.
Maybe that's why there's this saying in the Bible:
Better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off. Proverbs 27:10
Monday, September 10, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Ah, Escarole, where have you been all my life?
Bought a large package of ground meat?
Here are some more meatball recipes:
Anna Sultana's Tomato Sauce and Homemade Meatballs, Maltese Style
Carmela Soprano's Grilled Meatball and Sausage Skewers
Carmela Soprano's Little Chicken Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
Thursday, September 6, 2012
A few of the recipes in Artie's The Sopranos Family Cookbook worried me.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
In food, as in life, one thing often leads to another.