Archives in Category: Dining/Food

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Ice Balls

When I was in grade school, an ice ball was what the boys lobbed at the girls on the way home from school. They were harder than snowballs and left a temporary permanent mark if one connected with an uncovered

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Red Lobster

Today was one of those days when Earl and I zoned out, which meant he didn’t work on real estate projects (Did I mentioned he is still working as a Realtor®?) and I didn’t work on my various volunteer projects.

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KitchenAid and Cuisinart

Within the last year, I’ve upgraded my stove and purchased new cookware. If I had known what a difference these changes would make, I’d have done them earlier.

When we moved into our current home, I thought I’d done my

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Saugatuck

Saugatuck is a boating community less that fifty miles up the road. It is charming and long been a summer tourist attraction. It’s got an inland lake, access to the big lake (Lake Michigan for the uninitiated), plenty of slips

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Lobster

Last winter, Earl had to replace some pricey item on his Avalon (Neither of us can recall what it was now.), and I bought four new tires for my Camry. In both cases, we received a rebate in the form

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Eating vs. Dining

My friend J often quotes me when the conversation turns to food. “Anne doesn’t just like to eat,” she says, noting that she actually wrote this down the first time I said it. “She likes to dine.”

It’s true. Whether

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Country Kitchen

I met a friend for breakfast this morning at the local Country Kitchen Café. I rarely eat there, even though it’s close to my home. There is no fancy coffee; they don’t poach eggs; and they’re open only until 2:30

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Shortcake

It’s against condo regulations, but I’m growing strawberries in a small area bounded by our home on one side and a sidewalk on the other. The plants offer a great ground cover for that flowerbed with the added benefit of

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Lunch

One of my dearest, long-time friends lives on the other side of the state. In fact, we haven’t lived near each other since 1971 when I moved away from the Detroit area for good. So we’re always looking for ways

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Stainless

I recently purchased a new set of cookware, after using the previous set of pots and pans for twenty-five years. The old set was a brand name that featured a green ceramic outside, non-stick inside, and glass tops. They came with

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