Tag Archives: writing

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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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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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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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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Teapot needs a cosy

My fridge Knows When its Cold outside It succumbs And Follows suit Why one stays put when the desire to leave remains strong. . . Bon nuit..

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Rocket flurry

Work in a flurry and focused mode An e-mail arrives Respond to it Item in trouble, please advise Item in progress, the progress Another item in progress, the progress Two more item’s progress Meanwhile, Progress made for troubled item Score … Continue reading

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Food muse

Class this semester has me reporting and writing about religion, politics, voting and other relevant topics for the news-writing newbie to cut teeth on. But class does not send me spot assigning about food. On top of my academic focus … Continue reading

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Naval gazing Thursdays

Journalism is kicking my @$$. Though today’s class was abbreviated; TH had to fly off to some place and sent class on a field trip to the library for a meeting with the journalism subject librarian to review databases and … Continue reading

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Creating a World that can Feed Itself

Michael Pollan sat on a panel last week with Sonal Shah, a development expert at Google.org and Hugh Grant, the CEO of Monsanto. He e-mailed a link to the video; it’s available here:

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Woolly forecast

I captured the little fella after nearly rolling over him with my horseless carriage. Yes, I am a mad swirver when avoiding critters, assorted vermin, even and especially long-legged rats on the road. I never fully recovered from when, during … Continue reading

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Chick roastin’ roast chicken

Today’s headline brought to you by the letter Q. It is the first day of autumn today, and I’m ready for it. After driving back from Mum’s in the Finger Lakes, I went straight to my dearest Fairway for provisions … Continue reading

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Gleaning or stealing?

I spotted an apple tree full of little apples. It stands unattended near the end of my Mum’s road. But I wondered for a day or two, is it okay to take some. They are just sitting there. Is the … Continue reading

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One good meal lakeside

The red night sailors delight was a bit misleading. The next day turned out to be grey, not rainy; the heavy atmosphere slowed everyone down.. Or were we still digesting from the moules and clams in the tastiest homemade moules … Continue reading

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Hindu beef

I’m only reluctantly returning to this post. I ate this meal at a Korean restaurant in midtown. It was a fine enough meal. Tasty. But it was disturbing for me. My dear sister-friend from India now eats beef. She had … Continue reading

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Red man

Riding on the 1 heading downtown yesterday afternoon, I watched this guy sip from a plastic bottle of red juice-like beverage. I also watched him eating a red-flecked twinkie-like cake from its cellophane wrapper. But I didn’t get the cell … Continue reading

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Hustle to Flow

There’s a new must-see environmental documentary, Flow, that opened this week. The trailer is available here: Watching just the trailer made me cringe. It’s the guilty conscience sort of cringe. Imagine how I’ll feel Thursday night walking out of the … Continue reading

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Keeping it honest

I know. It’s been a while since Daily Prandium’s been hidden from public view. After the trip to California back in May, I decided to take the pressure off of daily posting. For most of the summer, the posts went … 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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Inverted triangle

Ha. It’s a visual pun. ’cause I’m punny like this and like that.. In food writing class last autumn, we learned of journalism’s inverted triangle. Starting next week, I’ll learn the secrets of today’s journalism. This one’s for the teachers … 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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