Category Archives: Food

Sometimes you find hope in the oddest places.

I often fight despair about the state of the American public’s critical thinking skills. I worry that, my friends and I aside, the country is sinking into an anti-intellectual abyss. And then, today, I ran across a call to action, … Continue reading

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Comparative Pharmacology.

Tinto de Verano:  not quite as effective as prescription muscle relaxants for dealing with massive back spasms*, but a great deal tastier.  The side effect profile is different, however, and the side effects may last after the efficacy has diminished. … Continue reading

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It’s that time again!

Ah, Thanksgiving.  That means… cooking. A lot of cooking.  I rather enjoy it, provided I am organized (ha!) and spread the work over several days. I’m putting this here because it is easy for me to access regardless whichever computer … Continue reading

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Nola.

Long time readers of this blog may know that, although I consider myself a Floridian, I was born in New Orleans. I love Creole and Cajun food (no, they’re not the same thing), and can get a bit dogmatic about … Continue reading

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Chocolate pudding, yum.

I often have a craving for chocolate pudding.  I don’t keep boxes of mix on hand, so I make my own.  It’s easy: mix cornstarch and cold milk, heat in microwave, stirring every thirty seconds or so, until the mixture … Continue reading

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Cookies.

From The Red-Headed Menace:  “Tim-Tams are Australian crack cocaine.”* Then there are the Girl Scouts.  At least in my area, they always put the Brownies on cookie duty.  Brownies are natural salesman; the GS equivalent of kittens, they look at … Continue reading

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I really need to pay attention to things when I make stuff up when cooking:  the totally kick-ass cranberry sauce I made with star anise, crystallized ginger, and chipotle powder has just been pronounced by the Resident Shrink to be … Continue reading

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