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Red beans, greens, and sushi rice for Bushra

A young woman from Libya living in UK with her family, attending university there where she’s in her final year, sent me a message earlier tonight via Twitter. I had posted a pic of my #LentilFast2014 beans, greens, and sushi … Continue reading

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Spring harvest backyard farmer breakfast

Chopping, measuring, shredding, mixing and all the prepping for Soldier’s birthday dinner this evening will begin a little later this morning. While we were walking about outdoors enjoying the thawing frost talking about the coop and where the birthday gifted … Continue reading

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St-st-studio

It’s quite an unfinished space. But what does one need to work. A sturdy, or hopefully sturdy enough, work surface, a chair, good natural light looking out on a pleasant outdoor environment. For me the latter is fairly necessary, and … Continue reading

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Buttercup that I dream of . . .

The wife of an old friend from the homestead we harked from many many moons ago made a delicious sounding (reading?) soup. Buttercup Squash. Not butternut. Her mother-in-law planted the buttercup variety last summer on something of a whim and … Continue reading

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Sequestered manicotti

<<or>> Sequestered manicotti making with a Nice Cup A Tea With the arrival of a boxed set of Laura Ingalls-Wilder’s *Little House* series I return to the sequestered life in my rooms overlooking the Hudson reading and writing. As I’ve … Continue reading

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Functional anorexia for the new year

I fell down and went boom, Mumma gave me a glass of water. You fell down and went boom, your Mumma gave you a cookie. Thus a lifetime of emotional eating was instilled in you and a lifetime of stress … Continue reading

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Annotated bibliography

I am in library school now, working on an MLS in Archives and Preservation at CUNY Queens College. I’m taking two of the four required introductory courses during the current summer term. We’re halfway through class-wise now, with three weeks … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy of the pita

Should I dare title a post if I cannot spell the first word without help of spell check, then, when it failed to recognize miserable attempts at it, finally turned to Google who came promptly through with it’s auto-spell check … Continue reading

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III – Chicken chronicles

My first chicken dinner (This post is a contribution by the farmer man who raised the chickens I’ve been writing and talking about for the past several weeks. He was kind enough to let me post what he wrote, about … Continue reading

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II – Chicken chronicles

Bastille day poulets Pictures are still pending It was a fine and beauteous day in the ‘burgh for Bastille Day. Sunny and not too hot, with a fine breeze blowing through seated at Monsieur’s picnic table while admiring the lushness … Continue reading

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I – Chicken chronicles

Tortilla deux hommes Pictures pending Brunch the morning after a long afternoon processing chickens — which I’m tapping about and will post here, pics and all — was not without its chicken product — the egg, several of them. Killing … Continue reading

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A History Lesson in a Pipkin

(I was unable to attend this event. Erin presented a paper she wrote and was kind enough to procure the rabbit recipe and write about it for DP. –JJF) Written by Erin Laverty “Take a pipkin…” the recipe begins. “Hmm,” … Continue reading

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Just read, Doggit read list

Pic still pending. Finding myself frustrated by things recently. Life and myself, generally, are very well – the best it has been in years (the personal, barring worldwide externalities). But a peeve has been needling at me. It has nothing … Continue reading

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Protected: Jennifer Joyce Frémont, 103, writer, documentary filmmaker, famed home cook and food activist, is dead

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From atop a pedestal at Diner

A twitter while I ate at Diner in Williamsburg, Brooklyn this afternoon. NOTE: Scroll to the bottom of this post and read from the bottom up, in the opposite order that they’re numbered… 1. A fine date with m’self & … Continue reading

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Sixteen noodles made a lasagna

Mumma wasn’t feeling well. Last night, she didn’t make it out to dinner with sister, Monsieur and me. She stayed home and rested and missed out on a lot of yuck yucks. She was still feeling icky this morning, so, … Continue reading

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Meatballs in the kitchen with Mumma, and G(r)amma-ray, Nanny & Catherine &.. .. ..

I’m at Mumma’s at her place way Upstate on Lake Cayuga for the Easter weekend. We do not celebrate it for the religious but for the family of it. Though nowadays, we make up tradition, change, adjust and readjust it … Continue reading

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The eve of Easter eve

Bouna notte..

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Ice cream season is officially open

It’s still cold out and my hands are slowly and only barely recovering from how dry they become in winter weather. But on my way back from Mum’s lake place, in Whitney Point, before the turnout to route 81, I … Continue reading

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Lucia redux

Avis was not working the day I arrived again at the little market hanging at the edge of California’s wild and wooly Central Coast. But when I spotted this in the cooler, couldn’t help myself and took the picture. Yes, … Continue reading

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Harlem eat-a-bout

On this chilly late-winter morning, a group of women from the NYU Food & Culture Studies program set out on a cultural eating tour in Harlem. The objective was to feed on the flavors of Senegal and Soul–in three hours! … Continue reading

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In Algiers

DISCLAIMER & WARNING: If you are a rabid animal-rights-type vegetarian and/or don’t have a stomach for some less delicate events in life, please do not read this. . . I started using Twitter recently. I’ve been using Facebook since last … Continue reading

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On hiatus

Feliz festives, folks, I realize the site’s been on hiatus since the election. I was focused on a class that sent the food muse to quick boil pastas and snacks; nothing worth writing about. Though, someone did mention I could … Continue reading

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Election day

9:45 AM EST—It’s morning on election day. Some major fog has rolled in over the Hudson. I suppose because it’s a warmer day. Temps are currently at about 54°F out and looks sunny up above. So, hopefully this blanket will … Continue reading

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More marathon eats—lunch

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Marathon eats—breakfast

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Harlem residents talk about a historic vote

Oh my, here are the videos I created for the journalism class during the fall term. I am looking forward to the inauguration on Tuesday. Change is.. [This post was updated January 18, 02009]

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Someone had to let go

Somebody couldn’t help themselves. This wad of balloons was tangled up a lamppost on a friend’s street. Somehow, finding lost balloons seems to me to be a good omen or good something. Once in a while there will be one … Continue reading

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Naval gaze this, Thursday

Buen provecho..

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Origin of man and woman

One of my French cousins is a priest in Singapore. Recently, he married two friends there. It happened to be on the same day my sister married upstate. He e-mailed to share with us the homily he wrote for them. … Continue reading

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Blue

The photo was snapped around 6 PM EST Saturday in between rain showers. For a few minutes that evening, the sky turned a glowing blue. It seemed to cover the clouds, Palisades, bridge and river. Strange atmosphere. Beautiful. Sublime? No … Continue reading

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Not one prune for you

Q was planning to eat one prune for dinner tonight. My plan was to starve through an afternoon of interviews in Harlem and then capture the video to an external drive on campus in the evening. As usual, the technical … Continue reading

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Maximum overdrive

Growing up, coming to accept that cars and trucks coming to life is the stuff of fiction was harder to grasp than the modern day myth of Santa Claus. Even today, this truck seemed to be motoring along on its … Continue reading

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