Tagged: food

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Joan Crawford’s Secret? Pickles!

A fun little post to round out the week and greet the holiday weekend. Teleworking yesterday, in between tasks and going to the gym1, my friend Steven posted the following image to Facebook: Joan Crawford, Film Star and Member of...

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2015 DC Shorts Film Festival

It’s that time again! No, I don’t mean my birthday. Well, actually, my birthday is coming up soon, but just before that is DC Shorts! The 2015 DC Shorts Film Festival showcases one of the largest collection of short films...

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Living Tomato Ripeness Chart

From Reddit by way of Boing Boing, this is a perfect tomato ripeness chart. Or tomato audio meter. Or a tomato-based video game health bar… I haven’t talked about my garden much this year but my cherry tomatoes did return,...

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food: The Baltimore Bomb

I’m not really much of a dessert person. I’ve said it before, usually to gasps or shock, but it bears repeating. Unless there’s something special on the sweets menu, I often pass. So even though I saw the Dangerously Delicious...

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recipe: Mini Cheesecake

Size matters not. Look at my cheesecake. Judge it by its size, do you? Hmm? It is no secret that I love cheesecake. I suspect this love started when I was young and neighborhood bistros ruled the planet. When I...

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food: Chef Michel Richard at Medium Rare

“This is my friend Michel.” …cut to Brian quietly freaking out. So, yeah, that happened. I already posted the photo to every. single. place. imaginable… but it also needed to be here. I figured it to be the usual epic...

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personal: my weird brain

We’re all slaves to it, but none of us can really explain why it does what it does… unless you’re a neuroscientist, in which case… wow. But just this past week, I was reminded yet again that my brain just...

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42: Sacré Fromage!

Even though I’ve heard it’s impossible to get a table there and you’ll have to make a reservation weeks in advance, I decided to test my luck (with backup plans, just in case) at Le Diplomate for an early dinner....

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culture: table for one

I admit that I’ve felt like this more than few times when I go out to eat alone. Many restaurants are fine with it, some are politely snippy, while a few are downright mean replete with awkward pauses, eye rolls...

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food: urban gardener? moi?

Can I just say how much it blows my mind that I’m growing food in my backyard? …which isn’t even really a backyard, but just some planters on the patio. Normally, I just grow herbs, mostly mint because it’s super-easy....