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The Perfect Potato, Part II

So last night Earl and I sat down to dinner with a half-pound Russet potato each as the entre and some baked chicken as the side.  We knew what was riding on our taste buds.

The potatoes were beautiful, and

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The Perfect Potato

I fancy myself a potato aficionado; my baking, roasting, and scalloping skills are well honed. But tonight, I’m trying something new.

I’m baking a Russet potato according to the two pages of intense analysis in the current issue of “Cook’s

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Sonic

Judging from the long lines of cars that circled the restaurant, there are a lot of folk in the St. Joseph/Benton Harbor area who have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Sonic, the new fast food chain that opened yesterday.

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Wicker Park

I am slowly returning home from a long weekend in Fargo, ND, and am currently waiting for my next connection in Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

I’ve never particularly liked O’Hare; it’s big and dirty and impersonal. It’s filled with high

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India

Today was another sea day, so we visited India.  My friend Carol would have loved it, since she has been attracted to that country for as long as I can remember.  In fact, she and her son are going there

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Hungry Anyone?

I’d always heard that the easiest way to gain five pounds was to take a three-day cruise. The 24-hour buffet, plus three squares a day in the dining rooms, guaranteed success.  The thing is: Who needs to gain five pounds

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Spice Exchange Possibly Postponed

Yesterday I wrote about how to share the spice jars in my cupboard before they reach their expiration dates.  Today, I’m in research mode to see if I can find a usage beyond the particular recipe for which I purchased

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Spice Exchange

I’ve been known to purchase a certain spice or herb for a particular recipe, only to find we didn’t like the final result. Perhaps I used a quarter of a teaspoon and am now stuck with the rest of a

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Potato, Potato

I never met a potato I didn’t like, which is why I try to keep them out of my kitchen.  Otherwise, I would eat them every day. Idaho, Russet, Red, Sweet, Yukon Gold (although this last is my least favorite),

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Costco

I don’t remember if I’ve written about the Costco experience before, but what does it matter?  If I can’t remember every one of my blogs over the past decade I’m assuming nobody else will either.  So . . . Costco.

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