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March 6, 2014

WILLIAMS: Living behind the digital times

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I went to Martha Stewart’s website to try to find a recipe using hummus that appeared somewhat more appealing. She suggested a sandwich uniting hummus and tapenade.

Tapenade? Back to Wikipedia. Tapenade is a Provencal dish featuring pureed olives, capers, anchovies and olive oil.

At that point, I made myself a roast beef sandwich with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. I still have most of my teeth left and I like to use them.

I also notice there are startling new fruits, vegetables and spices appearing in recipes all the time. I’m still pondering whether to give Kiwi and Ugli Fruit a try so I’m not even close to progressing to Chermoya and Dragon Fruit.

As the stuff I loved disappears from the market (chocolate caramels, Camp Beverly Hills perfume, ice cream without chunks of stuff in it), I can choose between approximately 500 brands of energy drink. I can download every kind of app imaginable from the sound of rain to a running check of the price of gold (of which I own none) to games and music, weather and news.

I do love much modern stuff. I couldn’t live without my computer. I enjoy Facebook and I’m on Twitter. I adore my Kindle and I accept cell phones, in general, as a benefit. I appreciate my HD television. I simply don’t use any of my devices to their full potential.

But I have promised my friend, I’ll give hummus a try. Who knows, maybe mashed chick peas will turn out to be a favorite food. Or not.

Vicki Williams is a columnist for the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached through the newspaper at ptnews@pharostribune.com.

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