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Sun-day Afternoon

The song playing in my mind (and now on my laptop) is “Tuesday Afternoon” by the Moody Blues, although for the better part of three hours I was singing “Sunday afternoon” to myself. Tuesday, afternoon, I’m just beginning to see, … Continue reading

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What’s your “go-to salad”?

According to Jeff Elder: “You must have a go-to salad in your life” And by this, he means: “a collection of fresh ingredients you can get in most stores, which you will never tire of, and can eat twice a … Continue reading

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The allure of a soft boiled egg

For Christmas, my ever-clever, thoughtful, and quirky mother-in-law gifted me with two beautifully painted egg cups as part of my stocking. I repacked them carefully for their transport back to the city when I returned here at the end of … Continue reading

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stress-cooking…

…leads to some strange, but tasty, combinations of flavors. here’s some of what the last week of stress-cooking* yielded: *stress-cooking: what one does to stave off stress. occasionally, stress-cooking may lead to lack of sleep, but at least there’s a … Continue reading

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A Christmas story

My father’s birthday falls about a week before Christmas and for the past several years my siblings and I have had some local chocolates delivered to his place of business. There is much fanfare, his employees are also able to … Continue reading

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Kerala travelogue 3 – Part 1: The Cyprus Edition

(this one’s been in the hopper for a while, unfinished, because there was always more to add. it’s still not quite where i want it to be, and still unfinished, so i offer you here one part of a multi-part … Continue reading

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urban splendor

Tucked away on East 51st street. A perfect spot to enjoy a steaming hot, freshly baked, 9-grain Ess-a-bagel with M. Unparalleled.

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harrod’s food halls

sometimes, a photo works better than words See more here

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a wednesday

weather: cloudy with a threat of rain alertness: on the precipice of emerging out of jetlaggy haze agenda: hang out, eat well, be amused, and learn new tricks yesterday was spent largely in the company of my aunt and uncle … Continue reading

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fantastic 72 hours

goals are good. so are moments of reflection, readjustment, repose. the last 72 hours contained particularly choice moments including: – a dialogue bordering on debate in french class about the pros and cons of different educational systems — specifically between … Continue reading

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Montreal, la version longue

I am counting the 12-hour train journey as part of this Montreal chronicle, which began when the train I boarded before daybreak left Philadelphia at 5:52a and arrived in Montreal after sunset, at 7:33p. The sky was beginning to lighten slowly … Continue reading

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a sunday

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” George Eliot’s words are the most resplendent celebration of autumn I have come across — … Continue reading

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3 ingredient redux

chefs, like the ones on the saturday afternoon cooking shows on the various pbs networks and of course on the neverending stream of consciousness that is the food network, all seem to agree on one thing: we eat with our … Continue reading

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seasoned greetings

“All ingredients need salt. The noodle or tender spring pea would be narcissistic to imagine it already contained within its cell walls all the perfection it would ever need. We seem, too, to fear that we are failures at being … Continue reading

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