Five More Things To Do with Meyer Lemons

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So, when you saw that picture of the beautiful Meyer lemons in my last post did you rush out to Costco and buy gigantic package of them too?  And then did you make the lemon squares and use only two of them and curse my name and say now what I am going to do […]


Meyer Lemon Squares

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On Sunday, I was wandering around Costco, somewhat disappointed that I couldn’t seem to find a gigantic package of fresh baby spinach because if I can’t find a GIGANTIC package of baby spinach at Costco, where can I find one, I ask you?? But soon, I forgot all about spinach, because I saw this: A […]


February Photo Hunt

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Apparently slackerly blogging runs in the family.  Although my sister’s version of slacking is really not quite as slack as mine.  Sibling rivalry, right?  No, I’m a bigger slacker!!!  Ha ha!  The good thing to come out of all this slacking?  I am slacking in at the last minute with an entry for Karen’s February […]


Dear Spinach

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Strangely enough, this post is not my first letter to a vegetable. Spinach, where have you been all my life? Wait, don’t answer that. I know, it’s all my fault, this whole thing where we didn’t really get together till now. Oh, there were the false starts. Most notably when I was about 5 years […]


Fine Cuisine on the High Seas

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This vacation was our second cruise, and in my post from the last one, I mentioned that for the most part, I wasn’t impressed with the food.  Or, should I say, not as impressed as I thought I would be.  This time was not much different, and in fact I think the lunch/breakfast buffet was […]


Versatile Vacationing Victuals

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Why, hello there. You are here!  I am here.  What do you know about that?  How’s it been going? Did you miss me? Ahhhhhh, vacation.  How sweet it is.  Was. Damn, it’s over already.  I know, I know!!  I shouldn’t complain.  At least I got to go, and man, oh, man, did I need it!  […]


Good muffin, bad muffin

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Gosh, I have been neglecting this here poor little blog, haven’t I.  Well, you know. It is January, after all. Most depressing month of the year and all that.  And I was not kidding in my last post when I said I have been way stressed out at work with the bean counting. The damn […]


Variation on a Soup

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Here’s the thing.  Work has been stressful.  Counting beans is frequently way more difficult than cooking them.  So, at the end of the day when my brain has been fried by one too many Excel spreadsheets and I still need to get dinner on the table and maybe find the will to exercise a bit, […]


Red Wine Braised Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Shallots

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Oops, I did it again! I played with the food, got lost in the game. What???  Is that not how it goes?? Ahem.  Anyway, what I’m saying is once again I created something pretty tasty but didn’t write it all down immediately.  I took some pictures and now here it is a week and a […]


Wayback Wednesday – Lobster Ravioli

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Looking for one last indulgence for your New Year’s Eve dinner?  Look no further than Lobster Ravioli!  That is, if you can keep yourself from just eating the lobster straight up, which is generally what I do.  This post originally appeared on Valley Victuals on December 29th, 2008. Christmas and Hanukkah may be over but […]