Word of the day: THINKO – a careless error in thinking, a mental typo (via @qikipedia)

Mapo Tofu

Those little innocent looking peppercorns are Sichuan Peppercorns. They numb your tongue. They remind me of my father, who lived in Sichuan province for many years. I made 2 preparations: one toasted and ground in the mortar and pestle to garnish and the other to flavour the cooking oil.

Because it’s wok cooking, mise-en-place is very important. All the cooking happens extremely quickly and with a good deal of smoke!

In gay slang, a “friend of Dorothy” is a gay man.

During the 1980s, the US military conducted a massive investigation to find out who Dorothy was.

#PrideMonth (via @qikipedia)

This week’s treadmill show is… Stranger Things


It’s pretty terrible but it’s fun to see the special effects from almost 30 years ago. There are three TV movies and a series. I fear that I’m going to watch them all. 🙄🤓

#OTD in 1184 BC, the city of Troy is sacked and burned – according to calculations by Eratosthenes.

The legend of the Trojan War is one of the most notable themes from ancient Greek literature and forms the basis of Homer’s Iliad. (via @xruiztru)

How rock and roll bands got their names. (via @etymology_nerd)

Pan Roasted Cod on Simmered Cannellini Beans with a Golden Garlic, Aleppo Pepper, and Vinegar Sauce