Apples in a Pastry

Cheep! Cheep! Cheepcheepcheep! A high pitched cry sounded above me, and a moment later, a tiny object blurred as it dropped past me, dunking into the grass below. The untrimmed green ruffled in the breeze, dented in several places by the shuffle of since-passed feet. A new scuffle of feet heralded the arrival of yet […]

Cacao Before Chocolate

“Catch!” Simi tossed the oblong object, landing it neatly in her friend’s hand. Simi’s friend caught the pod neatly, her small hand closing easily around the ridged fruit. Reaching up, Simi dug her nail into the next fruit while her friend stored the first one. The scratch revealed gren skin underneath the tough exterior. Not […]

A Ring We All Love

June 22nd is National Onion Ring Day! When we think of onion rings, we often think of our favorite restaurant, and most often, I think of fast food restaurants with deep fried onion rings that barely taste like onion. One might think of this treat in a modern setting, but they have been around for […]

Sidney from Nowhere

Sidney carefully peeled the wide strip of dough from the pile, using it to complete a smooth layer of dough in the rectangular pan. Next, a layer of sauce. Meat. Cheese. Another layer of meat, just in case. The layer was getting thick, so Sidney spread some more pasta strips on it, careful to pick […]

Have a Slice on Me

The plate scrapes across the rough counter in the bright room. Unnatural light descends from the ceilings, far unlike the candlelit and lantern-brightened taverns of his past. The stocky young man picked up the eating implement that seemed to be common in these parts. After watching some of the other patrons shoveling food into their […]