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Chef Tom’s Grown Up Grilled Cheeses and The COVID-19 Songbook

Posted in COVID 19, Food, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2020 by segarini

Thank You, Cheeses!

Welcome to Grilled Cheese Heaven.

Who doesn’t love grilled cheese sandwiches? Not on anyone’s diet, I know, but SIP requires comforting our aching souls in any way we can, right?

Nothing plain about these recipes. You can always do these as they are written, or you can use them to spark your imagination, then take a close look at your Quarantine Cuisine Pantry and build your own. If you DO make it out to the store, make a list of the key ingredients you’d LIKE to have and then spend the weekend challenging the elastic on your fat pants.** Continue reading

Roxanne Tellier – Easterish

Posted in Family, Food, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2020 by segarini

My mother loved holidays – any and all celebratable occasions. She was the Holiday Fairy, sprinkling her magic dust on us, and making special days even more memorable with her joy and enthusiasm.

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Chef Tom’s Tales and Tuna

Posted in Fiction, Food, life, Recipe with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2020 by segarini

 

Editor’s Note – Chef Tom has requested a No-Pictures presentation of today’s column. He wants you to use your Theatre of the Mind to conjure up the characters, locations, and story. Experience the age old Joy and Immersion of Reading the Printed Word.

In the Round Robin writing course, even though I was to write one story per day with a time limit of 12 minutes per story, I liked, from time to time, writing multiple chapters of the same saga. This one was fun to explore. The titles of each “chapter” were the daily writing prompts. They were not linear, either, but putting them all together after, there is a definite arc.

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Chef Tom Dishes Up Mediterranean Chicken and 3 (Very) Short Stories

Posted in Fiction, Food, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2020 by segarini

A Reminder: These short stories are from a writing program called Round Robin. Write something every day, set the timer for 12 minutes, the title of each piece is the daily prompt. Once the alarm goes off, stop writing. Continue reading

Chef Tom- 3 New Short Stories and Beautiful Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Posted in Fiction, Food, Recipe with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2020 by segarini

A Reminder: These short stories are from a writing program called Round Robin. Write something every day, set the timer for 12 minutes, the title of each piece is the daily prompt. Stop writing once the alarm goes off.

I am nearly done with my advanced Short Story Fiction class.

Here’s the latest ….

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Roxanne Tellier – Is That You, Rona?

Posted in Family, Food, life, Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2020 by segarini

Funny, I always thought that I’d get so much more done. Whenever I felt like I just couldn’t keep up with all of the richness and offerings of modern life, I’d mutter to myself…

“If only time would stop – just for a day or two – and let me catch up on all of this watching, reading, and writing!”

So here it is, and guess what I’ve been doing? Lying on my bed, watching YouTube, playing games on the tablet, and spending quality time with the cats. Between naps.

I have 24 library books here to be read and used for the three major projects I’m working on, but I’ve not opened one of them. Instead I’m storming through my stack of paperback novels, the pulpier the better.  Occasionally I feel guilty about not working on those weighty projects, but then I tell myself that I just can’t possibly start yet, not without that one other book that was on its way before the library so abruptly closed.

I keep busy, no question. And I spend a lot of time wondering if I’m sneezing because of allergies, or because of the coronavirus.

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Chef Tom – Amira Part 2 and Roast Fish

Posted in Fiction, Food, Opinion, Recipe with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2020 by segarini

I am nearly done with my advanced Short Story Fiction class. Been working on this story for a few weeks now. So much fun. Here is the second half.

The exercise was to choose two photos from a number of cutouts from old National Geographic magazine – one person and one place. This photo was my “who” and the place ended up being Tel Aviv. Enjoy.

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Chef Tom – Amira Part 1 and Mechoui

Posted in Fiction, Food, Opinion, Recipe with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2020 by segarini

I am nearly done with my advanced Short Story Fiction class. Been working on this story for a few weeks now. So much fun. Here is the first half. Second half will be next week. Still a draft, but it’s getting closer.

The exercise was to choose two photos from a number of cutouts from old National Geographic magazine – one person and one place. This photo was my “who” and the place ended up being Tel Aviv. Enjoy.

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Chef Tom – Son of Three Short Stories and Duck Pozole!

Posted in Food, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2020 by segarini

A Reminder: These short stories are from a writing program called Round Robin. Write something every day, set the timer for 12 minutes, the title of each piece is the daily prompt. Stop writing once the alarm goes off.

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Chef Tom’s 3 Short Stories and a Citrus Salad

Posted in Food, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 29, 2020 by segarini

A Reminder: These short stories are from a writing program called Round Robin. Write something every day, set the timer for 12 minutes, the title of each piece is the daily prompt. Stop writing once the alarm goes off.

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