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Fried Egg Report

Maybe you think you’ve had a great fried egg in some breakfast café or in your own kitchen. But I’m willing to bet that my fried egg is better than your fried egg, thanks to “Bon Appetit.”

My son Keith

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Harbinger of the Future

It was a sunny afternoon, so Earl and I decided to visit some of our favorite haunts – if you can really call Costco or Talbot’s a “haunt” – in South Bend. Of course, these trips always include a meal

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taste

No, it’s not a typo.  That’s how a restaurant in South Haven, Michigan, spells its name. And that’s what the menu is all about.  It’s mostly small plates and martinis.  And it’s delicious.

Earl, his daughter, his son-in-law, and I

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Aldi’s

Today two friends, C and S, and I visited the local Aldi’s.  Recently, it was closed for about a month for considerable remodeling and re-opened the beginning of November. We figured we’d given it time to work out the bugs.

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The Thirty Minute Plan

In another era, I would have been called a Renaissance Man (Women weren’t acknowledged much back then.), since my interests are varied, and I want to excel at them all. In fact, when I went to college a gazillion years

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Russian Tea Time

There were supposed to be six of us; when you’re retired you have the luxury of such excursions on a weekday, but you also have health issues that intervene.  So today four of us headed to Chicago and the Russian

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Pea Soup Is Like That

I love split pea soup, with or without ham.  It’s comfort food at its best. And I particularly like it made from scratch instead of from a Campbell’s® can.  Still, there are issues.

They’re not about finding the ingredients (dried peas,

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Still Grillin’

I’m still experimenting with the Weber grill we bought a few weeks back.  And here is what I’ve learned to date.

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Smoothie

Earl makes a smoothie every morning in the name of healthy living.  Then he claims the right to avoid vegetables the rest of the day. My son, Kevin, also makes a smoothie most mornings; but it’s because, as a vegetarian

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Grilling vs. Broiling

I was going to fire up the grill again last night, but in the end decided to broil inside.  The oven is something I’m familiar with, something I know.  The grill requires concentration and timing; and I just didn’t feel

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