Monthly Archives: November 2012

Too pie-eyed to spot the alien?

Baby Bobby’s parents have an interfaith marriage: his mom worships at the shrine of the Pilsbury Dough Boy and his dad is a follower of recipes that involve sieving, combining and rolling out–true PIEty. At Thanksgiving, they have very different … Continue reading

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I wish I had written this. The author is poking fun at the standard setting but I have to say I hate food drives where people palm off out of date cans or send torn and dirty items to Goodwill. … Continue reading

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Other People’s Houses

The one careful owner of Kate and John’s weekend apartment in New Orleans may be a great shopper at swap meets, flea markets and yard sales. Or perhaps she has way more than the average number of nutty relatives who … Continue reading

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Heart Disease and Heart’s Desire: The Future’s in the cards

It is not everyone who can stomach fried oysters at breakfast but, really, this morning at 8 was my only opportunity to sample this dish, for which New Orleans is famous. We went to Stanley where I had fried oysters … Continue reading

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All’s well that end’s well.

The triumph of the picnic was John’s caponata. It involved soy sauce, red pepper flakes and fennel  in addition to the more traditional eggplant, olives and peppers, This was  run a close second by Tom’s taramasalata, made with madness potatoes.  … Continue reading

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Superheroes take Manhattan (not a story about Marriott management)

Supergirl and Ninja have made it to New York, a city that could use their combined skills at present. They, and the rest of Clan Magennis, left last night just after midnight on a Greyhound bus from Baltimore. Amtrak is … Continue reading

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