Category Archives: holidays

Seventeen Days until St Paddy’s Day

In no particular order … Short story about Guinness at The Whole Story. Bangers and Tatties from the Big Red Kitchen. And their complete Irish Feast, including Murphy’s Stout Milkshakes, here. Irish Soda Bread right here. Two other ways to … Continue reading

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Holiday Cookie Collection

From around the web: Gastronomer’s Guide: Honey Gingerbread, a German-style lebkuchen, soft gingerbread. A Spicy Perspective’s Almond Sammich Cookies and Very Merry Shortbread One Ordinary Day’s Sour Cream Cut-out Cookies Big Red Kitchen’s Spice Cookies Annie’s Eats Eggnog Cupcakes Smitten … Continue reading

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Christmas songs that aren’t on a Christmas album

Here Come the Geese, Barenaked Ladies Snacktime! 25th December Everything But The Girl Amplified Heart A Long December, Counting Crows Across A Wire: Live In New York (Disc 2) Flowers In December, Mazzy Star Among My Swan Winter, Tori Amos … Continue reading

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The Coffee Cache Fruity Gobbler

My favorite T-day leftover sammich. Perfect for watching Rivalry Weekend college football games. Adapted from Kerlin’s Coffee Cache’s lunch menu, circa 1997. BreadCream cheeseCranberry chutneySunflower seedsLeft-over turkey, roughly choppedGreens of any sortOptional: a wee bit of stuffing Safe travels and … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Poll + Cranberry Chutney

What makes Thanksgiving Thanksgiving at your home? Online Surveys & Market Research I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and I love Thanksgiving for one primary reason: cranberry jelly. Cranberry chutney, actually. I can’t even remember if we … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Collection

New York Times. LA Times. Alice Waters. Thomas Keller. W-S. Scott Peacock. Food and Wine.

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End of July Food News

Wandering through the papers this week … Korean Tacos gain momentum. There are several things I like about this trend. First of all, I just personally think the fusion of Korean BBQ with Mexican garnishes just plain works. It’s like … Continue reading

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June 28th: National Tapioca Day

Today is National Tapioca Day. Does anyone eat plain old tapioca anymore? Couple of ideas: Good ol’ strawberry rhubarb pie. Blackberry cobbler. Cheers!

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Spent the weekend on M’s folks’ farm, and finally got to watch her mom make a pie from start to finish. Typically, we’re showing up late and the pie’s already in the oven. This time, we got there late again … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Father’s Day

I know I’m going to eat well this Father’s Day … because I’m heading to the farm to see M’s folks, and that guarantees good grub. (Left: poppies from the front yard.) Best fried chicken in the free world, fresh … Continue reading

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