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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 […]

Cookies, chihuahuas, and cartwheels.

Monday, March 10th, 2008

A mini-van pulled into my driveway. This could mean only one thing. I pried my butt out of my chair and flew down the hallway with the grace of a gazelle bounding across rice fields in the Orient. Are there gazelles in the Orient? It doesn’t matter. My body launched into a triple cartwheel and […]

Some dreams do come true.

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

When I was a child, the old Willy Wonka movie fueled fantasies about candy teacups, lickable walls, and chocolate waterfalls. That movie probably helped thousands of dentists buy Rolexes. Good for them. My obsession with sweets faded, but the sight of big candy, cool candy, and lots of candy still reminds me of the days […]

Growing up Weird or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the tentacle.

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

Eating animals with more than four legs didn’t seem Weird until I turned ten. I often played with dried cuttlefish, a popular Korean snack called ojingo, the way that most kids play with string cheese. Ojingo’s powdery dried flesh has a horizontal grain that easily shreds into feathery strands that paint your tongue with a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Farmer boy.

Monday, September 25th, 2006

As I inspected plums at the farmer’s market, a truck full of produce drove slowly past me. In my peripheral vision I saw the driver lean out and look in my direction. I ignored him. Or at least I tried to until he said, “Hey, nice melons.” I know I should have been offended, but […]

Annie on the road: cuckoo for cookie.

Monday, July 17th, 2006

Fort Wayne, a city tucked between Amish country and Ohio in northeast Indiana, may not seem like a mouth-watering town, but every place has its treasures. Consider the hot potato wedges tossed in Old Bay seasoning and served with a side of thick tzatziki at Munchies. The best French toast I ever had came from, […]

We cannot bee.

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

I’m cheating. The lily photograph here doesn’t quite represent today’s topic, but when I walk by them bobbing along the roadside, they always trigger my happy memories of flower sucking. Flower sucking sounds like an obscure sixties bong game, doesn’t it? Puts Flower Power in a whole new light. Groovy. There’s an orange flower similar […]


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