Archives in Category: Dining/Food

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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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Comfort Food

It was an important text from my son who lives in upstate New York.  It read “Thinking of you. (Actually he wrote ‘u’, but I can’t bring myself to do that.) About to have Spaghettios ® for dinner. Very excited.”

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Fat Tuesday

To celebrate the last day before the Lenten season begins, my friends and I went to a local bakery known for its paczkis.  That’s a Polish word, pronounced ‘poonchkeys,’ for what would be a jelly donut on other days.

But

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Haute Culture

It’s a good thing Earl and I celebrated Valentine’s Day early since we were snowed in yesterday, the official Hallmark holiday.  So by today, I yearned for some distractions and went looking for cultural outlets. I was not denied.

First,

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Wrong Direction

Earl and I went to a wonderful party last night.  It had all the components that wonderful parties have:  great friends, good food, sparkling conversation, and yummy chocolate rum cake for dessert. I had mine with double whipped cream.

But

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Bon Appetit

My son, Keith, and his partner gave me a subscription to “Bon Appetit” as a Christmas gift. They also had a subscription, and the idea was that we would choose a recipe from each issue and make it in our

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