If you are in a hurry, this is not the website for you. My food nonsense and recipes tend to ramble
and I babble. I’m old and feeble minded and sometimes I forget what I’m doing and wonder off
into the woods and attract mosquitoes.
There are so many wonderful Food sites now that I don’t know why anybody would want to
bother with mine but I’m having a lot of fun with it anyway. My feet won't let me be a
professional chef anymore but I still enjoy cooking more than anything except sitting in front of a
fire and telling lies with old friends.
I am a stogy old poot and, I don’t like new stuff. I like old hotels, old restaurants, old towns, old
music and old places. I prefer classical music and classical recipes. I don’t like computers and
hand held gizmos and I prefer classical Flamenco like that of Sabicas: http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Sabicas. I don’t like Nuvo anything.
Hablo con un acento Andaluz y soy
cómodo con español. Mantengo
contacto frecuente con mis amigos en
España y México.
Mein Deutsch ist nicht besonders gut,
aber ich verstehe genug und kann es
ausreichend sprechen; so daß ich in
Ländern, in denen Deutsch
gesprochen wird (Deutschland,
Österreich, Schweiz, Südtirol) mich
sehr gut verständigen kann. Ich
behalte häufigen Kontakt mit meinen
deutschen Freunden in Europa bei.
Parlo l'italiano bene abbastanza e
mantengo il contatto frequente con i
miei amici Italiani in Europa.
My Japanese accent is good but my
vocabulary is very limited. I study
when I plan a trip to Japan.
Watakushi no akusento ha iinodesu
ga, tango ryoku ha kagirarete
中です。Nihon e itsu ryokou wo
shiyouka to kentou chyu desu.
Je parle à seulement assez français
pour obtenir que j'ai besoin de dans
Québec, La Suisse ou France. Je
m'appelle John Martin, j'habite en
Texas et New Mexico et j'ai besoin
Quando eu estou em Portugal, eu falo
principalmente espanhol e eu tento
meu mau português………….. Eu
faço suficientemente bem.
Because I am an old poot, I don’t
see so well anymore. Of great
irritation to us old poots is all the
teeny-weeny fine print on
websites, credit card and bank
terms and conditions, and
instructions for just about
So I put all my recipes in PDF
files with BIG font so that
anybody who can read can read
English-fair, Spanish-fluent, German- mediocre, Italian-fluent,
Japanese-Accent & Grammar-good, Vocabulary-weak, French-just
barely, Portuguese-when in Portugal, I speak mostly Spanish with a
little experimental Portuguese……….it works.
Note: Firefox vs. Chrome
I use Chrome a lot but I like Firefox better because:
My recipes are in PDF and/or Word and have links in
If you open a PDF in Firefox, you can right click on a
link in the recipe, and you will have the option of opening
it in a new tab. In fact, you only have to Ctrl click, and it
will open in a new tab. In Word you also have this
option. In Chrome (and other browsers), you don’t have
this option. You click on the link and the PDF will be
replaced by the site to which the link refers. It can take a
long time to reload when you want to go back to the
PDF. This is distracting and you might burn something
on the stove. With the PDF and other sites open in
separate tabs, you can switch back and fourth easily.
Google has a new thing called the Canary version of
channel. It was created in the Canary Islands, is yellow,
sings and is used in mines to detect poison gas.
You can Ctrl click in the Canary version and the links
will open in new tabs. But beware! If it crashes while
you’re browsing, it means there’s poison gas in your
house, so get out and call the fire department.