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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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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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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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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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Quiet labor

I spent the weekend in town, namely because my car’s still at the body shop, and also because the new roommate moved in yesterday. So there was much to do and I’m still doing it at time of tapping this. … Continue reading

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Weddings

These have been an interesting past few days. After the autopilot mode that found me the perfect dress and an eBay auction win that sent the perfect pair of shoes into the snail post on their merry way to me, … Continue reading

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Thrifty? Prandium.

This here was transcribed and cleaned up from ink marks in my notebook.. Wow. What I am eating for my midday meal today. I must ink this. Out of pocket (mine), I maybe spent about thirty cents for my afternoon … Continue reading

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Adding value to a pb sammich

I gleaned this from a friend who did not tell me explicitly that what he was saying was off the record. So, I should be safe from any copyright infringement or privacy violation for tapping this here. Though I did … Continue reading

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A celebratory seltzer

This seltzer is dedicated to a recently minted peanut. And to the little peanut Q, an IOU for seltzers—in a cone or in a dish, whichever as you wish—as soon as your little hands can hold them. Buen provecho..

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Summer intersession free read

During winter and summer breaks, I can get around to the pile of books there’s no time to read during the class terms. I call these intersession free reads. Since my work schedule for the summer just changed, I finally … Continue reading

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Out of the fire

Last family supper 052502008 Boxed penne rigate pasta cooked al dente Red sauce of unknown origin (house made or jar?) Fresh fennel Fresh parsley Sel In the large family meal flat bottomed pot, all ingredients were mixed together. It didn’t … Continue reading

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Blueberry pancakes and senseless self-promotion

After a meeting with a fella from my department, I followed a craving for blueberry pancakes to Coffee in the West Village. This is one of the exceptions to my no blueberries except from New Jersey in July rule. I’ll … Continue reading

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A good prandium

For those of you still wondering what the hades prandium is, here is a pretty near-perfect picture of one. The natural lighting is just about spot on too. I’m still crunching, like a hard pretzel, through tomorrow night. For those … Continue reading

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Rain days

The monsu and its residents seem to be enjoying their new locale. Rain days in Gotham are perfect for staying in and getting work done. If it rains straight through the 13th, is fine with me. I won’t feel guilty … Continue reading

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Fruitarian in Siberian spring

02007 vintage cold storage apples have seen their days. Please don’t make me eat another one, with their puckering skins and flesh turned to meal. A monsu from the last bunch I bought at the Morningside greenmarket’s been sitting on … Continue reading

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A fiddlehead fancy

On a warm, variably sunny and cloudy Sunday afternoon in April, along a swampy riverbank somewhere upstate, a girl and her two poodles, a Slow Foodist from Munich, a wacky naturalist foraging guide, and a bunch of amature foragers went … Continue reading

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Fat replacer in baked goods

Dovetailing from yesterdays guilty pleasure confessional and in keeping with a baked goods theme, here is an abstract from the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. An experiment I partnered on in food studies lab in fall 0’06 was submitted … Continue reading

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Cookie monster would be proud

More on the guilty pleasure trail.. A larder full of cookies and nothing to snack. Isn’t that always the way. Since returning from tree dodging and wind chasing in California I’ve wound up with seven packages of cookies. I recall … Continue reading

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Busted

I swear I did not eat the fuzzy pink loaf in the upper right corner. Just couldn’t bring myself to take so much as a nibble. But I admit to an occasional weakness for those Swedish meatballs of unknown bovine … Continue reading

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Millet cakes

Cafe Orline is a place I’ve been going to for brunch for years now. It’s a popular spot in the East Village. Artists, actors, and generally cute and interesting folks eat there. So it makes for great people watching if … Continue reading

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Biohazard beware

A recently published conclusive and irrefutable study shows females in their mid-to-late thirties with a last name beginning with the letter Q who eat Liberté yogourt are subject to severe and potentially life questioning reactions. All Liberté yogourts, especially those … Continue reading

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Green dreams

Sneak attack snow day in Gotham today. So have a little green from past summer to synaesthete warm breeze over chilly skin. Salut to warm, light, and bright days someday again in Gotham’s future..

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When it rains in Gotham..

..there’s sunshine in here. The infamous honeybells finally arrived. Indeed I’ve already finished one flat of the four. For sure I am in fruitarian mode eating a few or four or five of these and Italian fruilkiwi each day. Though … Continue reading

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Chocolat?

This car is bitter-sweeter than any box of chocolats. In 01992 it was for sale fifteen minutes from the pond I, hardly bigger than a polliwog, swam around in. Back then I was driving the Friendly Bleu ovloV and simply … Continue reading

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Warm, roast chicken tuchus..

..shared among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness. Not quite a quote by George Sand

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Qu’ils dure toujours

I rode the A home another evening after seeing Juno at Gotham Square theater. An old chaika got on and sat next to me. We happened to be traveling to the same stop. She started chatting and told me she’d … Continue reading

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Get your pra’nce on

KCRW From Gotham, the sun’s setting to the south and a bit west. Slowly, it’s taking it’s time. Tonight is eating une grande salade. Q&D assessment of recent weeks’ prandia shows a diet around sixty percent fats,–vegetable and animal–but grain … Continue reading

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Cass-olé

All day I played admin to the publisher and maid to the lady of the house. We can finally begin to write, and prepare and cook the week’s prandium, tonight’s cena. KCRW is playing in the big room loudly enough … Continue reading

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My sister will love this one

This is dedicated to my sister. When we swam in the family pond as tadpoles, she told me she’d go through my things and laugh at my lists. Well, I’m listing less now and this comes kind of late into … Continue reading

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