Happiness as Anarchy #335: Perfect avocados

I have always maintained that mandarins and avocados should come with an insurance policy as there is absolutely no way of telling if they’re going to be perfectly ripe and full of flavour or inedible. Happiness, then, is a bag of perfectly ripe avocados – soft, but not mushy, no brown spots or weird ham… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #335: Perfect avocados

Happiness as Anarchy #154: Watching Chefs Cook

I love a seat at the bar in an open-kitchen restaurant. Casa San Juan has one of these and I had the pleasure of sitting there this evening. Not only were wine and food delicious (an oaked Chardonnay followed by a Pinot Noir by Salentin in the Valle de Uco in Mendoza, accompanying the gnocchi… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #154: Watching Chefs Cook

Happiness as Anarchy #63: Ruby Grapefruit

One of my favourite fruits is Ruby Grapefruit. Grapefruit is an accidental hybrid that originated in Barbados when the sweet orange cross-pollenated with the pomelo. Apparently the ‘grape’ part of the name refers to the way the fruits hangs in clusters. Like many, I always thought it was a terribly bitter fruit until I learned… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #63: Ruby Grapefruit