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Fear And Donuts

Thanks to NPR I have learned that it has been a big week in food. First it was discovered that the most nutritious milk you can drink is not produced by cows or almonds, but by…wait for it….cockroaches. Just read about it here. It’s too gross to write about further. I don’t …

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Slammin’ Yam Soup

There’s nothing worse than having o feed people before you feed them, as in that odious task of providing  lunch on Thanksgiving when you are also cooking that daunting T-day dinner  menu later.  Okay here’s what you do: make slammin’ yam soup the day before . It’s an easy recipe and I …

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She’s Gotta Have It

I’m making Thanksgiving dinner for Mom and top on her list of side choices are Brussels sprouts. I have calculated that 2/5 of those attending will not eat what they view as cruciferous offenders like this, but Mom rules. If those who decline to eat the sprouts want something green they can …

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Treat Or Treat-ish?

So if you were me, or even if you weren’t, which treat would you pick on Halloween? It’s a day when everyone deserves (or at least feels entitled to) eat something sweet and at least slightly orange without actually being an orange or anything else that is healthy. So if you were …

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Crabby Dinner for Mom’s Day

As a crabby cook I am constantly floored by the fact that, after 63 years of marriage, my mother still cooks three meals a day for my father. Dad does not cook. He (along with my husband) belongs to that cohort that has trouble preparing canned soup. My mother is, however, getting …

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Lady’s Brunch Burgers

So I guess it’s time for the annual Mona Lisa bashing. Last year, they discovered and dragged out the nude portrait of her (you could just hear her spinning in her grave) and now they’re outing her as a woman with high cholesterol. According to the N.Y. Times, some guy named Vito …

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Sweethearts

I heard that Sweetheart Valentine’s Day candy is the holiday’s biggest seller. They’re those little hearts made by Necco (yep, purveyor of your favorite wafers), ya know, the ones that have messages stamped on them like, “Kiss me” or “Puppy love.” Well, Necco, in an attempt to get with the century, has …

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Watermelon Martini: Getting Smashed

I’m fascinated by the goings on in Chinchilla, a tiny town in Australia that hosts a wild and well-attended Watermelon Festival every couple of years. One of the activities featured is watermelon skiing. You stick your feet in a couple of melons, like shoes (or maybe jump on them from a high …

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Obama Sent Me A Valentine!

Obama sent me a Valentine! Well, sort of, I mean, indirectly. Well, to be honest, I sent it to myself at his suggestion. Okay, he didn’t personally suggest it, like, text me from his Blackberry or something, but…here’s what happened: Somewhere, I read a list of B. O.’s favorite foods. All Americans …