Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ginger Nuts: Not A Story About Prince Harry

I am sorry to have missed the Redhead Convention in Crosshaven, Co.Cork earlier this month,but I know they didn’t miss me, having no shortage of redheads to celebrate. The event, in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, featured carrot tossing, fire-eating and … Continue reading

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Marigold, Marie-Louise and Vera

The peaches in the slice of pie I ate this evening were the color of marigolds. Seeing them prompted me to think of a doll I once owned. She was tall–at least 2 foot 6 inches–and slim. Her cheeks were like apricots, … Continue reading

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Tasting Sunshine

Ms. Monroe would be the first to tell you that she does not cook. She keeps pets and tends her garden and sends out for snacks as needed. At this time of year she also cans and pickles, in order … Continue reading

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And Uncle Tom Cobleigh and All

The appearance of cherries is pleasing and I like their slight tendency to sourness. In texture though, for all that they claim to be soft fruits, they are more like a very lean meat. It is their substance that makes cherries … Continue reading

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Offally good, offally nice

Birthday feasting with Tom and Mike. We went to Eola at Dupont Circle. Mike, who is an editor and ever alert for a typo, managed to overcome his lurking suspicion that the restaurant’s name should really be Ebola. “Perhaps the sign writer was in the … Continue reading

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Fabulous Over Fifty

I drove home with the back seat filled with birthday balloons. The balloons were a gift from Gretel who also took me out for dinner. We went to Sakura where the chef prepares steak, chicken, shrimp and/scallops in front of you, … Continue reading

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Pushing the Boundaries at Boundary Road

Boundary Road restaurant http://www.boundaryrd.com/on DC’s newly fashionable H Street NE is selling a foie gras peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Chef/owner Brad Walker is the genius behind this appetizer which magically combines some of my favorite food forms. The bread is thick cut, drizzled … Continue reading

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Here come the Brides

An elegant invitation to the wedding of the Balkan Princesses in September. Sadly, the nuptials are planned for the only weekend of the year when I already have a social engagement. This wedding will have double the estrogen of a … Continue reading

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