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Lula’s Sweet Apothecary

I am pretty sure that I was born without a sweet tooth. Growing up, while the rest of my classmates would eagerly run to the Sweet Shop to get lollipops and gum and licorice galore, I’d tag along to be a part of the action and to admire all the pretty colors. Don’t get me … Continue reading

More than just an eater?

I’ve been thinking constantly about what I want to do with my life and trying to reconcile that with what I feel like I need to do in my life. It’s a tricky thing, this self-discovery and life-building process, and it doesn’t help that I’ve always had problems with indecision, even without the whole you-only-have-one-life-don’t-screw-it-up … Continue reading

Of Food Stories and Cookbook Launch Parties.

Funny how I took no photo of Amanda Hesser nor the recipe collection she compiled, The Essential New York Times Cookbook. And I can’t take a photo now because I didn’t buy the $40 tome (the cost, not the error on page 932) being my reason for not purchasing it), instead opting for fellow NYT … Continue reading

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A recipe: Butternut squash saute with spinach and cranberries

It was two months ago that I saw butternut squash for the first time. I was at my farm share pick-up location and saw these beautifully bulbous gourds that screamed “make me into creamy orangey yellow soup!” and “roast me for salads!” So I swapped some forgotten green for an extra squash and went home … Continue reading

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Dish-a-Day week in review

Last week, I began a cooking series called Dish A Day. The purpose is currently to post the meals I make on a given day with the hope that this incentive will hopefully get me to use up all the produce I garner from my CSA half-share. Also, I like the idea of cooking for … Continue reading

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New surprises for a new week.

This Monday was Labor Day, the federal holiday to celebrate the nation’s workers, written into law after a particularly contentious labor strike in 1894, and a day in which Americans (in the U.S.) mark the end of the unofficial end summer with barbeques, picnics, parties, games, and other opportunities to enjoy the last vestiges of … Continue reading

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Dish A Day: potato hash

I am a breakfast for lunch kind of gal. IHOP is my friend. So when I awoke on Tuesday about an hour after 12 noon and inspected the contents in my fridge, I decided that it was time to make use of the sliced potatoes Mom and I had boiled in the microwave on Sunday … Continue reading

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Meatless barbecue at Rub BBQ.

BBQ. What else does one eat after watching a wronged immigrant named Machete slash his way through Mexico and southern Texas to expose drug dealers, crooked cops, murderous politicians, and the well-endowed figures of vigilantes and federal agents? After a random and mildly exhaustive search of menus posted on the windows of Chelsea eateries, Stace … Continue reading

The day I discovered powdered eggs…

… I was horrified. I had had no idea that these existed. And I realized that, judging by the taste of the “food” in my mouth, I had been eating powdered eggs since my elementary school days, and likely every time I walked into a fast food chain before I went and boycotted them starting … Continue reading

Expiration dates

I got trashed this weekend. Or, more accurately, some of my stuff got trashed. And all because my life appears to have hit the threshold for purposeful ignorance of the laws of life and death – expiration – as they relate to everything from food and cosmetics to career paths and life. Food Apparently, refrigerated … Continue reading