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Be one with peas.

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Clipping fingernails is risky. You can’t just trim them willy nilly like I did yesterday without considering the consequences. Today I bought three pounds of fresh peas in the pod from the farmer’s market and had to shell them with blunt thumbnails. I admit it—I wasn’t thinking. Three years ago if you told me that […]

The non-dudly, downright studly, Chocolate-Bean Cake.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Like many people trying to lose weight, I went through a dudstitution phase. This is a tragic period when you do things like take a perfectly innocent recipe for chocolate poundcake and replace the butter with applesauce, the chocolate with pureed prunes, the sugar with Splenda, the sour cream with nonfat yogurt, the white flour […]

A tumultuous tale of tofu.

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

The following message is brought to you by the Tofu Anti-Defamation League. Tofu fights cancer. Tofu causes cancer. Tofu gives you the gift of flight. Tofu forces you to grow a second head. Tofu is the only food that can drive back the skeletal armies of the undead should the devastating curse of Demon Grrbstzittooofolo […]

One percent of India and bowl of dal, please.

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

The first hint that I would never truly tame Indian food came early on in my cooking education. Having run out of storebought garam masala, I decided to grind my own from a spice collection that had, by then, grown quite large. I confidently turned to my cookbooks and pulled down Indian Cooking by Madhur […]

And in kindergarten all the teachers pointed at my corncob saddle and laughed.

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Bon Appegeek has been nominated in the Humor category of the Food Blog awards at Well Fed Network. Cast your vote here through January 9. It’s a cliché to say this, but with all the wonderfully funny food blogs out there, I feel honored and flattered just to be nominated. It’s especially surprising because Bon […]

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 […]

Chard Lentils du Puy, take me away!

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

I love greens but have always avoided chard. Why? Well my theory is that I have a subconscious terror of eating a green that sounds a lot like shard, but I’m not really sure about that, because if such a terror does exist, so far it has successfully remained subconscious. Also, chard costs more. So […]


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