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The end of 2006 and the VORTEX OF DOOM.

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

In 1993 I purchased cookbooks for the first time. That was a year of Jansport backpacks, overpriced flannel, and my first non-parent-owned kitchen. The only other books I had in my collection then were a church fund-raising book that my mother purchased out of pity, Pepperidge Farm holiday pamphlets, and a free Dole book with […]

Boneheads and ham bones.

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

I had a bowl of ham bone soup this morning as I wondered about what to blog next. “Ice cream might be interesting,” I thought, as I scooped up some tender, pink ham that had fallen off the bone. “Maybe I could try making injera for the first time.” A big mouthful of hickory smoke-infused […]

How to be Asian on Christmas: sesame seeds.

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when out from the kitchen Came the crashing of cake pans and loud plaintive bitchin’; The oven mitts hung by the oven with care But cream, milk, and salt were spilled everywhere. The egg shells were nestled all snug in the trash, While I hastily gift-wrapped toy trains and some […]

Bulging bellies and other neighborly gifts.

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Based on all the glittery holiday posts I’ve been reading, I think I’m supposed to be frying up crisp latkes, baking elaborate cookies, and constructing gingerbread houses that would make Martha Stewart gasp. I feel guilty that I haven’t. In fact, I let Thanksgiving go by without so much as a glimpse of turkey, pumpkin […]

Early Christmas gift: googly Greek Yogurt Spaghetti.

Monday, December 18th, 2006

You will always find the following at your local Salvation Army thrift store: 1) A dusty Graniteware roasting pan, circa 1978, with or without matching lid. 2) Replica poultry, circa 1956. 3) Something with googly eyes, circa “No era’s not a good era for googly eyes.” I just happened to have been unsuccessfully hunting for […]

How pasta-draped nudity can feed the world.

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

The Menu For Hope III raffle campaign has officially surpassed last year’s total! There’s still time to play, so please consider donating to feed the hungry and maybe win stuff. It’s way more fun than buying a lottery ticket at the gas station where you have to hang out with warty people buying cigarettes. Here […]

“Shallot Tears” and other short stories.

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Holy badword! The Menu For Hope III raffle campaign has already raised more than $14,000 and is less than $3,000 away from exceeding last year’s total! There’s still time to get in on the action, and Bon Appegeek’s donated pasta maker package is still just as shiny and pasta makeriffic as ever. In the meantime, […]

Menu for Hope III: Fight world hunger, get shiny stuff.

Monday, December 11th, 2006

Food bloggers are kind, passionate people. I’m not just saying that because I’m a food blogger. Last year they raised more than $17,000 for UNICEF. This year another teeming army of knife-wielding food bloggers has donated awesomely shiny raffle gifts to raise money for the United Nations World Food Programme. Even I’m participating, though I’m […]

Snow hoe hoe & and a recipe for butter.

Friday, December 8th, 2006

I invented a winter sport called snow hoeing yesterday. A difficult variant on the more popular snow blowing and snow shoveling events, snow hoeing entails using a hoe to hack through a 6-inch sheet of snow-covered ice that forms as a result of city snow plows repeatedly pushing slush into the driveway. See, snow shovels […]

How to roast butternut squash rounds using domesticated animals you may have around the house.

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Step 1. Buy a butternut squash with a neck almost as tall as your cat. If you don’t have a cat, borrow one from a neighbor. Don’t tell them why you need the cat. Trust me. Step 2. Preheat your oven to 400ºF. Crush a garlic clove in a mortar or small bowl and pour […]

Let it . . . nooooooo!

Friday, December 1st, 2006

I had an exciting cake recipe post planned, but after four attempts at the recipe this week alone, the cake still sucks. So yesterday I planned a trip to the grocery store today to buy something delicious, make something delicious with it, take a delicious picture, and write a delicious post about the deliciousness. Unfortunately, […]


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