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
討中です。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
German- mediocre, Italian-
fluent, Japanese-Accent &
weak, French-just barely,
Portuguese-when in Portugal, I
speak mostly Spanish with a
Well I’ll be jiggered and fiddle-dee-dee! All this time, I thought Dick Cheney had
sabotaged Adobe but it was a browser problem all along.
I put my recipes in PDFs. They have links in them. I want the links to open in new tabs
so you can switch back and forth from the recipe to whatever the links refer to. This way
you can be cooking and if a link says something about lemons, you can check that and
not have to burn something on the stove while trying to reload the PDF. I mostly use
Chrome and the links won’t open in new tabs……………they
replace the PDF. And I thought it was an Adobe PDF mess. BUT IT’S CHROME! In
Firefox, The links will open in new tabs. Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari are also a
mess. I’m going to start adding the recipes in PDF and Word. If you want the links to
open in new tabs, use Firefox. Those other browser monkeys are too busy scratching