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Tonight’s Tea: a rosy review

I really like roses.  The color, the aroma, even the flavor.  So of course I love rosy teas. What I don’t like are teas that bill themselves as rosy, and are full of rose hips or hibiscus instead; typically, these teas have a lovely pink hue and a bright, sweet-tart flavor and very little to […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

IS St. Patrick’s Day a holiday upon which one traditionally wishes happiness to others?  I thought it was a day for dispensing beer with a liberal hand. Despite being a religious holiday — the feast day of Padraig or Patrick, who explained the Holy Trinity to the heathen Irish using the three-leaved shamrock — March […]

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Adam said, “Get chicken feet…”

My Friend Adam wrote a post on making stock a few weeks back.  Now, I like the stock I make, and I make it the way my mother did: roast a chicken, eat the chicken, put everything that isn’t edible in a pot and boil it all up until the house smells richly chickeny.  But […]

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Vegetable Victory!

I have some momentous news: I have finally conquered the turnip!  Or rutabaga, to be precise — my vegetable bete noir.  No matter how they are served, by myself or others, I’ve really never liked turnips.  I’ve tried cooking them all sorts of ways, too: roasted, braised, souped, etc.  In my years-long challenge to myself […]

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Sandwich du jour

When I was in grad school in Wales, I worked at a sandwich shop called Crumbs.  I learned a lot there, about sandwiches, and about what I am and am not good at.  My boss came in one day with official tax-related paperwork for us all to fill out.  On the line for my job […]

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