Category Archives: On Food and Cooking

“Inedibility”

I posted a version of this on Facebook earlier and then deleted it when it annoyed someone over there, but it’s stuck in my head, so here it is. Food is a major topic in my reading and teevee watching. … Continue reading

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Farewell, trusted companion through many breakfasts….

For Christmas 1990, a friend of the family gave me…a toaster oven. I was in college, and this was a gift that had never once been on my radar as something I wanted or needed. But off to college it … Continue reading

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A Halloween Safety Message

As a former Pizza Hut employee who spent four consecutive Halloweens becoming a nervous wreck driving pizza deliveries around town, please allow me to appeal to your humanity on this matter: DO NOT ORDER PIZZA DELIVERY TONIGHT!!! Seriously. Just don’t. … Continue reading

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Chili, done MY way! (A repost)

With the arrival of cooler weather comes the appetite for hearty crock-pot dishes, and a favorite of ours is good old chili! As I write this, the chili is crockpotting away in the kitchen; as you read this, we’ve already … Continue reading

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Beverage notes….

I don’t entirely understand what Coca-Cola is doing with these new “weird” Coke flavors, but I will admit that I genuinely like this one. That’s the current version. I don’t know if it tasted like a “dreamworld” or not, and … Continue reading

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“Well, I’m back,” he said.

It’s Monday! And as promised, The Wife and I are back from our too-brief (aren’t they all?) weekend getaway. After the general shit-show that was Summer 2022 for us, we really needed a nice getaway. And that’s exactly what we had. … Continue reading

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Of Elbows and Tables

“Don’t put your elbows on the table!” Anybody know where this shit came from? Because it’s dumb. Back in my college days, our musical groups all had their own odd quirks and traditions. One of the Wartburg Choir’s stranger ones (I … Continue reading

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Diary of a Donut Peach

DAY ONE: I am not ripe. DAY TWO: I am not ripe. DAY THREE: Despite my high hopes, I am still not ripe. DAY FOUR, at 4:23am ET: Oh my God! It has happened! I am fulfilled, because I am now, at least, fully … Continue reading

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And now, Candy.

Here’s a product I’ve discovered lately: Yes, it’s red licorice! I’ve got an unconquerable sweet tooth, I must admit. I have to be really careful about indulging it, for obvious reasons, so I try to err on the side of … Continue reading

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It’s what’s for dinner!

I love breakfast sandwiches. Whoever first put eggs and meat and cheese on some kind of bread should be awarded a Nobel Prize. In fact, there should be a Nobel Prize for food. But that’s a thought for another time. … Continue reading

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