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When failure can be sweet.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

JOB SEARCH. These are two of the most miserable words in the English language. They make your stomach ooky and keep you from posting to your food blog as much as you used to. Before I started my job search, life was more idyllic, and the two most miserable words in the English language were […]

In search of lost lime.

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Today is Bon Appegeek’s second anniversary. I’m marking the day with a long post that has taken more than two years to write. There’s a recipe at the end. I promise. After several years of on-again off-again reading, I finally started volume 4 of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time (À la recherche du temps […]

How to find free local food without risking death or maybe a really bad rash.

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

1. Recall vague memory of your high school biology teacher noting that this widespread weed is edible somehow. 2. Flip through your copy of Edible Wild Plants by Lee Allen Peterson. Frown. 3. Flip through your copy of Edible Wild Plants by Lee Allen Peterson again. And again. And again. Frown some more. 4. Go […]

Blindsided by a cake on Route Nuptial.

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

I’m sorry that I’ve been neglecting the blog. Several planned posts flew out the window when my brother recently announced that he will marry this fall, wants us to help commemorate his new life with a wonderful woman with whom he’ll have children and grow old, yadda yadda. The point is that the couple has […]

Bread basket case.

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Lots of coal making, lots of heat, Warm face, warm hands, warm feet. — “Wouldn’t It Be Lovely” from My Fair Lady No, it wouldn’t be lovely. Warm hands kill pie crusts. They destroy biscuits, ruin scones, and wreck marriages. The butter melts, the water in the butter activates the gluten, and next thing you […]

Asian pear pie: Annie battles the pastry demon.

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

I made my first pie crust at the tender age of 14 armed with a local church cookbook, a rolling pin, and a stick of margarine. Yes, margarine. Did I mention that I was 14? My dough, instead of becoming a circle, become California, Texas, and at the worst point, both halves of Michigan. The […]


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