Monthly Archives: August 2011

Monday’s News You Can Use

Something old, something new, all of it borrowed … Something old: Over at NPR, they’re re-running the Fresh Air interview with Patton Oswalt and Brad Bird, the voice and writer behind Ratatouille. Something new: Loved this story about award-winning winemaker … Continue reading

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Just an idea …

… but maybe if foodies would start boycotting commercially produced tomatoes, Big Farm Inc would stop producing those watery, rubbery, tasteless red orbs. I’m having trouble thinking of a fruit or veggie with a bigger delta between the mass produced … Continue reading

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They’re Back!

That time o’ the year again. And of course, someone with a finely tuned nose has to inspect them.

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Sack Lunch Dessert Time

A couple of quick ones suitable for the office break room counter, lunch box, or gathering of any kind. Cappucino Crinkles (makes about 32 cookies) Ingredients ⅓ cup butter 1 cup brown sugar ⅔ cup cocoa powder (unsweetened) 2 Tbs … Continue reading

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It was a dark and stormy night …

A link to the Dickens / Bulwer quiz here. And the full story about Dickens camp here. Happy reading.

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Signs of the Times

I may have died and gone to heaven … Rocky Ford Melons, 77¢ each. Is this a great country or what?

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Sunday in the Park with Hope


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Non-boring Salad: Haole Bánh Mì Salad

There is nothing not to like about this salad. For starters, it’s a meaty, spicy, non-wimpy salad — if you like Sriracha and you have a Weber, you are obliged to like this. Second, it’s a lightning fast recipe — … Continue reading

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Light and Not-So-Light Reading

In a bit of a rut here. For a couple of weeks, every time I found a promising article, I wound up tearing it apart with mental red ink — correcting awkward sentences and deleting repetitive, non-descriptive adjectives. Just couldn’t … Continue reading

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Third Monday This Week

Starting out the day with some cream in my orange juice and coffee in my cereal … can only go up from here, yeah?

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