Archive | October, 2012

Project: Jimmy Carter Quilt

This summer, El Guapo surprised me with the weirdest, most amazing surprise trip. He grabbed and filled our water bottles (we’re hydrated people), bundled me up into the car, and wouldn’t tell me anything about our destination. Well, he told me a lot of things, but none of them were true. At one point I was convinced […]

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Benefits of Rosemary

Rosemary isn’t just a tasty herb to put on roast chicken. And it isn’t just the mother of Satan. (sorry–I couldn’t help it) No, rosemary has properties other than it’s flavor. In fact, rosemary has a long history that doesn’t even include cooking. The Ancient Greeks burned it at their altars, the Egyptians put it their […]

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Apple Onion Cheese Gratin

I have a friend who lives every nerd’s dream. He works in the comic book industry. Sometimes my friend supplements his income by selling various crap on Amazon. Occasionally he’s a generous friend who spreads the joy around, and happily I was recently the beneficiary of such an item. The item? The Moosewood New Classics […]

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Presto Pesto!

Fall is drawing near, and gardens are starting to eek out their last bounty of summer. Luckily, even though my yard is too sunless to sustain food-bearing crops, I have a coworker who has what she fondly calls a “crop-circle”  that generates pounds of peppers and herbage. Even more luckily, she shares her harvest with […]

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