Monthly Archives: February 2010

Spicy Black Bean Soup with Irish Soda Bread

There’s a band out there that calls itself the Afro Celt Sound System. Founded by members of the Pogues (the sometimes folk, sometimes pop, sometimes punk Celtic band), they blend Irish melodies with West African rhythms to create an always … Continue reading

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It’s the Little Things

Lunch has been an obstacle lately. We’re trying so hard to brown bag it, but it’s winter time, so we’re eating a lot of soup and stews, and they’re just not the same microwaved, in a cubicle, without a fire … Continue reading

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The Kids Are Alright

The Winter Games are on. I’m not sure if the Winter Games are significantly different than the Summer Games in this aspect, but I find myself marveling at the kids who are performing on the international stage. There are so … Continue reading

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"Car Talk" for Foodies

If you’re not catching the Spilled Milk podcast, then you’re missing it. (I think Yogi Berra said that first, not sure with regards to exactly what.) Only Matt and Molly can make braising sexy, can make folks draw sides over … Continue reading

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Guiness Shout-out

With St Paddy’s Day right around the corner, here’s some good advice, as if you need another reason to opt for a glass of Gaelic black gold. (Although, if you’re drinking the draught canned version, you’re supposed to drink it … Continue reading

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Intramurals at the University of Alberta

There’s an apocryphal story that West Point lacrosse intramurals was named the most dangerous sport in America by Playboy magazine or some such other authority. Dodgeball must come in a close second.

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Food and Geography

A couple or three scary maps from the USDA’s Food Atlas that fairly clearly lay out the correlation (if not the causation) between food choices and health issues. (Hat tip to La Vida Locavore.) First up, note the link between … Continue reading

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Books for Hungry Young Readers

From the always interesting Simmer Til Done. And it’s not Mardi Gras until you’ve had your King Cake.

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What a bargain!

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while. Thanks partly to the economy, but mostly just because I’m a dork, I started calculating the cost per serving of some of our meals. Unfortunately, I usually do this in the … Continue reading

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Everyone’s Favorite Holiday!

Yep, it’s that time of the year again: World Nutella Day! Everything you always wanted to know about Nutella right here. Make your own Nutella-centric energy bars here. Because Nutella is more than just a chocolaty-hazelnut spread … it’s a … Continue reading

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