Archives in Category: Dining/Food

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Dive Bar

A friend and I had lunch at a new restaurant this afternoon. When I asked where she wanted to go, her response was “Surprise me.” That’s hard to do when we both eat out regularly.

Additionally, many restaurants don’t open

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Clementine’s

Earl and I met some friends for dinner at Clementine’s this evening. I can’t remember the last time we ate at this St. Joseph institution. Since it’s right on the river – Boaters need walk only several steps from their

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Cookies

Today I held a luncheon/cookie exchange at my home. The guests were to make a cookie recipe of their choice and bring the results to share with others. I didn’t count, but I believe about ten kinds of cookies showed

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Restaurant Etiquette

We went to dinner at LakeHouse (There’s no space between those two words, for those who don’t live here.) with good friends tonight. Our table of four was seated next to a table of fourteen, which was probably a holiday

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El Rodeo

Last night we had dinner at El Rodeo. We’d gone there recently, and Earl found the Nachos al Carbon much to his liking. Which is why we returned. It’s a very generous serving of nachos, beef, pork, and shrimp all

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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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