Archive for April, 2005



   Posted by: Livia N    in experiments, non-vegetarian

Hey, Look, this site has more recipes for my “rabbit,” which I still haven’t gotten around the thawing.

Also, I think I have everything I need for a barbecue, if anyone is in the mood for charred meat and/or veggies (though I don’t have one of those fine-mesh grill thingies… they’d have to go on the regular grill or in foil.



Not food, just west philly

   Posted by: Livia N    in Uncategorized

I took my time walking home tonight because the weather was lovely and I had no need to rush. I stopped for dinner; I picked up laundry; I meandered.

I overheard two men from college speaking:
A: Where is your girlfriend tonight?
B: At some ritual. Who celebrates the crescent moon, anyways?

I overheard one college guy talking to his two friends:
I have trouble figuring out where we are in the relationship. Are we just friends? Is it more? What does it mean when I flirt with her, and how much flirting is okay? … etc…. How do I know?

And, being a busybody, I interrupted: “You ask.”
He looked at me incredulously: “You ask?”
“You ask.”
“That sounds more difficult.”
“Well, good luck with it.”

On the way to pick up my laundry, I passed one man getting up into the another man’s face:
“…children are turning against their parents.
These are the days when wives are turning against their husbands…”

One the way back, they were laughing together like the best of friends.

As I passed the mosque, I was stopped and anointed with oil scented through the grace of Allah.


When friends visit

   Posted by: Livia N    in experiments

*excerpted from a longer post*

And then there were thai food with noodles and tofu in a peanutty sauce. And desert of coconut ice cream in little coconut shells (which look just like breasts) from Trader Joe’s. If you shop there, I will make the recommendation: those ice creams were tasty, but improved greatly with the addition of Godiva’s chocolate liqueur.