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How many coffee-brewing methods does one geek need, anyway?!

  So, let’s talk about coffee! I was slow to arrive at coffee, though I think I was always going to get there. I’ve loved the smell of coffee ever since I was very young; I remember making my mother … Continue reading

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The Strooping of the Waffles! (Or is it the Waffling of the Stroop?)

 So, like many others in this COVID hellscape, the search for entertainment of a more cheerful kind, to take our minds off the dystopian virus-afflicted nightmare world in which we live, has led us to The Great British Baking Show. … Continue reading

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Orange Soda

 A favorite treat of mine is orange soda, but it’s on my list of tastes that I rarely indulge because it’s just not super-healthy. (OK, it’s not really healthy at all, but you know what I mean.) But now…orange soda … Continue reading

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Of Arm Jabs and Soup Memories

Yesterday I got my second injection of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which means that in about two weeks, when my immune system has had time to do all the processing work it has to do, I’ll be fully vaccinated against … Continue reading

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Snack Time!

 Boy, the snack aisle at the grocery store is quite a place, isn’t it? I remember when there was a lot less variety down that aisle. I remember a time before every conceivable flavor of chip or cracker. I remember a time … Continue reading

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What to do with Wodka!

 For Christmas, a good friend gave me a bottle of cranberry vodka. This confused me, because my experiments with mixology have to date made very little use of vodka, which is not my favorite spirit, in all honesty. I’ve only … Continue reading

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On Jeff Smith, problematic people, food, and memory

   Back when I was in college, I decided that I needed to start learning to cook. One of the cornerstones of that effort was to buy all the cookbooks by Jeff Smith, also known by his PBS brand name … Continue reading

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“Let’s go to The Roxy”

I may not remember the first place I ate a lot of my favorite foods, but I remember a lot of early favorites. Pizza? The ones I remember are Pizza Caboose in Hillsboro, OR and Rocky Rococo’s in La Crosse, … Continue reading

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Not even a pandemic can stop summer!

True, the pandemic has put the kibosh on a lot of things we normally do this time of year: no trip to the Sterlink Renaissance Festival for us, nor will there be an Erie County Fair. But we still eat … Continue reading

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You say tomato, I say….

Tastes change as we get older, don’t they? There are many foods I loved as a kid that I find myself kind of grossed-out by when I sample them as I get older (most of it mass-produced sweet shit, so … Continue reading

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