Archives in Category: Dining/Food

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Cookie Tins

This afternoon I went in search of cookie tins, since I’m having a luncheon/cookie exchange next week and wanted something attractive to store the goodies I plan to make. My search took me to several local stores but I ended

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Houndstooth

There’s a new restaurant in Benton Harbor with an odd name: Houndstooth.

In my sewing days, houndstooth was a checked fabric, often black and white, that resembled a plaid with jagged edges. It was most sophisticated back then.

I don’t

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Date Night

Earl and I went to the movies tonight, a very rare occurrence. We don’t like the same type of movies at all, and neither one of us is particularly accommodating to the other’s taste. He wants John Wayne and shoot-em-up-bang-bang.

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The Ladies Who Lunch

In 1970, Stephen Sondheim’s musical, “Company,” debuted on Broadway. The plot revolved around the lives of several couples and one single man with girlfriends. Elaine Stritch played Joanne, one of the marrieds, who sings a song that skewers high society

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Shedding Light

When we moved into our current home, dark cabinets and dark countertops were in style. Today lighter colors are preferred. I know the cycle will repeat, but for the time being our kitchen is light-challenged in more ways than one.

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Loss Leader

Schu’s, a longtime St. Joe eatery, is re-introducing its $5 Chicken Dinner on Thursday nights to entice locals to dine there during the lean months. For those who don’t live here, that is the time of year when summer activities

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Bread + Bar

Six years ago I wrote about a new restaurant in town. It had all the makings of a great addition to the community, except for one thing. The acoustics were atrocious. Back then, I wrote that I’d return when that

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More Food for Thought

Yesterday we went to Arby’s for lunch and the St. Joseph River Yacht Club for dinner. For a Labor Day Weekend, I haven’t labored much in the kitchen.

This is the annual Tri-State Regatta Weekend, where sailors from Chicago compete

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Arby’s

When we moved to St. Joseph, MI, there were two Arby’s restaurants in the area. Eventually both closed, and we watched the buildings become eyesores and then tear-downs. Earl was disappointed, because he is a true Arby’s fan. In fact,

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Lobster Rolls

The best lobster roll I ever ate was in Boston. This culinary experience was last April when my son and I were at the Boston Marathon. The memory of this thirty dollar sandwich is still vivid.

Since then I’ve seen

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