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Wie gut geschmeckt

My love for German/Austrian foods is so great it borders on disturbing and unnatural. It’s so good, so satisfying, and makes me feel full of joy and 100 lbs. of lead simultaneously. Mmmm, lead…or more precisely: Kirschmarrn, Käsespätzle mit Speck … Continue reading

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Oh, *do* go on…and on…ok, that’s enough.

It’s been quite a busy weekend, even being off work an extra day. It’s been great, and I’ve managed to be incredibly productive…while avoiding doing laundry. I’ve always said, if there’s something you don’t want to do, find something else … Continue reading

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Y’know, the one where Tom Cruise played a bartender…

Went grocery shopping today and got so many lovely, unusual (to me) things. When I got home and started putting things away, I realized I was really thirsty and…purely on accident, I invented a pretty spiffy new drink. It looks … Continue reading

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¡Muy delicioso!

Made impromptu quesadillas last night, and because they were impromptu, I had to improvise a bit. Some tweaks I made this time that I would definitely attempt to repeat next time: Unusual cheese: I grated what I had on hand, … Continue reading

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S.O.S., Help!, and other golden oldies

So I’ve been storing up some neat little tips, and after watching 2 episodes of Food Network Star back-to-back this evening to get caught up (and get my mind off the heat), I think it’s time to share them here … Continue reading

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Make do and blend

So yesterday was a wonderful holiday and we got to eat some really great food. Now, what to do with a whole spiral-sliced ham and a glut of roasted potatoes? Easy! The ham lends itself well to sandwiches because it’s … Continue reading

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Verse, chorus, verse

Am reprising my Woodsy Kale dish from this post for dinner tonight. Side of polenta and broiled asparagus that I found in the fridge at a friend’s house (am petsitting for them). I hate to snatch it, but they won’t … Continue reading

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Pump(kin) up the volume

The chilly dark days and beautiful fall colors inspired me to make a really hearty dinner this evening. Because we will be with family on Thanksgiving I don’t get to cook my usual traditional holiday meal, so tonight I made … Continue reading

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Not too rough(age)!

Last night I got a craving for kale. Okay, so it’s not fine chocolate or homemade pie, but people can and do get cravings for all kinds of things: boring, stringy greens being chief among them. It was decided early … Continue reading

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