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Farmers Market Strawberries (and Shortcake, and Morels, and Salad)

Like a month ago now (maybe more?) we went to the farm­ers mar­ket here in Over­land Park for the first time. We bought straw­ber­ries and morels and greens more stuff, and went home and had a most fab­u­lous din­ner. We cooked the morels, added them to pas­ta, had a light greens sal­ad, and made straw­ber­ry […]

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Introducing the Pringle

Over break­fast this morn­ing, while look­ing through the news­pa­per ads, my sev­en-year-old son asked me what a Pringle was. I explained, and we dis­cussed why they come in a can­tube, instead of in a bag like nor­mal chips, but there’s noth­ing like expe­ri­enc­ing some­thing for your­self. So today, while I was at work, I bought […]

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The intricacies of Crystal Light

As a result of the South Beach diet we’re not real­ly on, I have been drink­ing a lot of Crys­tal Light late­ly (yay, Aspar­tame!).  I flirt­ed with Crys­tal Light a num­ber of years ago, most­ly with the “Nat­ur­al Lemon­ade” fla­vor (which is far from nat­ur­al, but pleas­ant­ly sour and cloy­ing­ly sweet, btw), but we’re drink­ing […]

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We’re in diet detox

This week­end we went to Bor­ders, here in town, and bought two South Beach Diet books (the Book, and a cook­book).  In read­ing the Book of them, it became clear to us that we eat too much of some bad stuff, most­ly refined sug­ar and processed carbs.  Or, as I like to think of them, […]

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Making dulce de leche

I come from Argenti­na, where dulce de leche is a sweet­en­er, an ice cream top­ping, a pan­cake spread, and often­times a snack by the spoon­ful.  There are many rea­sons I am not going to make my own dulce de leche this way, but that does­n’t mean that you should­n’t!

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Honest Ade Reviewlet

So, I final­ly had some Hon­est Ade, by the Hon­est Tea peo­ple.  I wrote about it a while ago, but had not found it local­ly.  Now I have, and I was a bit under­whelmed.  Fruity water.  If I’m pay­ing that much for a drink, I need it to be extra fla­vor­ful, so I don’t think […]

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Just the fish

I approach the deli counter at our local gro­cery store (which is, admit­ted­ly, in Nebras­ka), after hav­ing hunt­ed in vain through their dis­play cas­es. Me: “Excuse me, do you have any lox?” Guy: “Uh.” Me: “You know, lox, like for bagels.” Guy: “Do you mean, um, like pad­locks?” Me: “Whu?” Guy: “Um.” Me: “No, like […]

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Mmm-mandoline

We bought a man­do­line yes­ter­day. I was plan­ning on going to Williams-Sono­­ma, since we have a gift cer­tifi­cate, but I got a wild hair while I was at the gro­cery store, and I bought one (next door, at Linens-n-Things). It’s the Oxo one. We used it last night to thin­ly slice a cucum­ber and an […]

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Wine Day Celebration

Every year for a while now, my father has sent a case of wine to Tiffany at the end of the year/for Christ­mas. He picks the twelve bot­tles him­self, though some­times some of them are mul­ti­ples (if he real­ly likes the wine, I sup­pose). This year’s case arrived today, and here is the haul: Year […]

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The family that eats strange meat together…

I was born an Argen­tine, and some­where on my pass­port (the expired Argen­tine one) it says in fine print that I must eat meat, or I’ll lose my cit­i­zen­ship. Argen­tines eat a lot of meat, and when it comes to the cow, they eat most of that, too. Empanadas (rough­ly trans­late as meat turnovers), blood […]