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Dippity Do Dah for souped up wing dip

   July 29, 2011 4:01 pm    0

I’ve eaten so much today they’re going to have to roll me out of the office. I’m going to have to move the seat back from the steering wheel and I don’t plan to eat again until late Sunday night. The problem was that our dear friend and coworker Heather Cass is heading off to…

 

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Corn in the bag

   July 28, 2011 10:02 am    0

My MIL likes to sew simple things for all of us. She just gave me a “potato bag,” which is a large cotton pouch designed to help cook potatoes in the microwave. It also works for corn on the cob. I don’t know much about fabric, but I know it has to be natural fiber…

 

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2 free books

   July 27, 2011 3:24 pm    0

It’s leftovers night at my house. And then clean-the-fridge night. I’m afraid. Very afraid. I always know it’s time because I’m out of plastic containers. Which means they’re all in the back of the fridge harboring God knows what. I tell you this in the spirit of decluttering my life, which leads to TWO COOKBOOKS…

 

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Hola, Mexican Bean Salad!

   July 26, 2011 1:52 pm    0

The Mexican Bean Salad I mentioned yesterday is awesome. I brought a tub of it here to try at lunch and I wish I’d brought more. Even though my co-workers are glad I didn’t. It’s just the right tart, sweet, tangy, spicy. Perfect. No qualms at all. And I don’t say that very often anymore….

 

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Hill of beans

   July 25, 2011 2:03 pm    0

So I turned over the bean bushes this weekend and found roughly 8 billion green and yellow beans waiting patiently for me to get my butt in gear. So I grabbed my picking basket and stood outside bent over for half an hour. Sweat was rolling off my nose in the humidity, and I started…

 

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Peas, please, and make it snappy

   July 22, 2011 11:41 am    0

I’m probably a month behind the 8 ball on this, but my sugar snap peas are ready, and I’ll be outside tonight, in 90-degree heat picking. I’ve been waiting years for this crop. When I was little, my family had a vegetable garden every summer, until my brother and I got too cool to help…

 

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Salad day if I ever saw one.

   July 21, 2011 1:33 pm    1

It’s just plain too darned hot to cook tonight. Forget it. I’m not doing it. We’re having salad. Here’s the recipe: Something cold, tossed with something colder. Normally, I hate salad recipes. Meaning the ones based on lettuce. I hate them not because I hate salad. I love salad. I just don’t like making it….

 

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Supermarket musings

   July 19, 2011 11:42 am    2

A few scraps of supermarket news: First, Wegmans on Peach Street has revamped their prepared foods area, opening up the middle and letting shoppers see everything from beer to sushi at once. I know the old way, I was very confused about what they had and where to go to pay, etc. Now it seems…

 

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Bowls of cherries

   July 18, 2011 9:42 am    0

Rhonda Schember’s column Wednesday is all about sour cherries. For some reason, I had sour cherries on the brain this summer, and reading Rhonda’s column Friday was the tipping point. I hit Frank’s Farm Market on Sterrettania on my way home. (ran into a dear friend while I was there, bonus) I didn’t know what…

 

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Yes, I’m a geek.

   July 15, 2011 10:33 am    1

It’s kind of pathetic and a little bit embarrassing, but in my free time, when nobody’s looking, I voraciously consume The New Yorker, Harper’s magazine, the Huffington Post and CNN. If I need to escape the planet, I read Robert Frost or Carl Sandburg or some off-the-wall mystical yoga stuff. Sometimes I read topical nonfiction….

 

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