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The return of fruitcake, fruitcrack.

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Oops. I did it again. Before I get into another fruitcake story, a reminder that Menu For Hope ends this Friday and we’ve already raised $44,000. Or rather, we’ve only raised $44,000. We can do better! Go! Go and bid right now! Just don’t go and bid on what I bid on because I wanna […]

Fruitcake, fruitcrack.

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

I like fruitcake, but not just any fruitcake, no, I only like— Wait, what am I saying? I like all fruitcake. All fruitcake. If you ever wonder who buys those stale cakes at the grocery store every year, that would be me. If you spit out fruitcake because of the artificially-colored cherries and scream, “Who […]

Let’s spoon.

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

The Well Fed Network announced the nominees for the 2007 Food Blog Awards yesterday. Bon Appegeek’s “Spoon Swoon” post has been nominated in the Best Post category. I firmly believe that my post about measuring spoons is the greatest measuring spoon post posted on an amateur food blog that starts with the letter “B” in […]

The little corn who couldn’t.

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

Someone had asked for an update on the mystery corn in my backyard. The answer is that it’s . . . a mystery. Nobody would go near the corn because it was crawling with tiny black ants. But I finally managed to pry the ear open a few weeks ago and snapped a shot. Sort […]

Late for my date.

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Good grief, where have I been? This post is late late late, but here’s the problem with food blogging. By the time you post about a food in season—especially when you don’t live in California—that season is nearly over. So really, most posts about certain foods should be stored away for next year. I’m doing […]

A Transformers groom’s cake: more than meets the eye.

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

This is a conversation with my brother half a year ago, shortly after he and his fiancée asked me to bake their wedding cake. Keep in mind that I am not artistic, had never baked professionally, or really decorated a cake. My cake specialty up until then had been pound cakes baked in bundt pans […]

A wedding cake.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

I had planned thousands of words on the ordeal of making a wedding cake for the first time, but now that it’s over, my brain is in a state of quiet, transcendent peace. Or…I’m sleep-deprived and loopy from the marathon of baking, bridesmaid duties, and dealing with hordes of family traveling into town for the […]

Eggplant: exciting at last.

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Bon Appegeek posts dropped in number this summer, mostly because I haven’t been doing much of that that thing you do where you take food and mix it with other food and heat it. What’s that called…oh yeah, cooking. A combination of fresh fruit, microwaved sweet corn, tomato salads, and hot temperatures killed my desire […]

Oh fine, I will make the stupid tapenade.

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Sorry about the cranky title. The original title was, “As God is my witness, I will never make tapenade again.” That became “Hey, this tapenade stuff isn’t that bad,” which became, “OMG TAP3NAD3 RVLZ1!1,” which became, “Holy ****, I’m out of tapenade!” which became, “Why does my grocery store’s tapenade have soybean oil instead of […]

I am an aesthete!

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Food and Paper, host of the July edition of Does My Blog Look Good in This? granted my pea photo the award in Aesthetics. I…don’t think I’ve ever won anything before. Not on merit, I mean. I won $50 in a drawing in high school and own a mug that says World’s Best-Looking Shoemaker, but […]

What bird poo and squirrels thieves can do.

Monday, August 6th, 2007

The corn is doing really well. Which is weird because we never planted corn. This reminds me of the terrifically sweet Korean melon harvest we had last year from a Korean melon plant that we never planted. My theory is that we served Korean melon to a guest one day and the guest tossed the […]

Sticky sesame seed chewies.

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

I have cake head. It’s like bed head, except bed head is a huge bald spot flanked by two cowlicks and accompanied by a sleepy look in the eye whereas cake head is a crazed look in the eye flanked by crumb-filled hair and accompanied by the permanent aroma of vanilla. The cure is not […]

Boxy lady.

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Check out the box. What? Not attractive? Why are you dissing my box? What has my box ever done to you? I guess I should explain. This was the first box of the year from my organic CSA several weeks ago. I would never have joined a CSA were it not for food blogs. While […]

Fried cold pizza and other unwise confessions.

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

What follows is a series of confessions that, against my better judgment, I’ve decided to reveal here out of excitement. Students with hot plates, take notes. Unwise confession #1: Once or twice a year, I buy chain restaurant pizza. That’s only because this chain named after a miniature toga-clad murdered Roman emperor has pepperoni pizza […]

Dear arugula.

Monday, June 11th, 2007

Dear John arugula, We started so well. Before I met you, I’d heard all about you. There’s even a book that uses you in the title. Famous chefs put you in everything. You party with foie gras and white truffles even though you cost only a fraction of what they do. The English call you […]


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