Tag Archives: food

Don’t fear the eggnog

I used to be afraid of eggnog when I was younger. I don’t like either eggs or milk, and as I’m sure you’re all aware, both feature quite prominently. You can get soy eggnog these days, but I doubt that … Continue reading

Posted in Cocktails, Food and drink | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Cardoons, Roman mayonnaise and Facebook. And some writing.

I’m always excited to try a new vegetable, and I’d been noticing cardoons for sale at Russo’s, where I buy most of my groceries. Cardoons look sort of like a big bunch of celery, though they’re actually more closely related … Continue reading

Posted in Food and drink, writing | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

What I’ve been saying all along

Brought to my attention by Arun, an article in Slate.com about how cookbook writers are incapable of estimating how long it will take to cook a recipe.

Posted in Cooking | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Montreal visit

A couple weekends ago (Columbus Day weekend in the US, Thanksgiving weekend in Canada), Donald and I went to Montreal, driving up on Friday morning and coming back on Sunday (thus hoping to avoid the long weekend traffic back into … Continue reading

Posted in Vacation | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Tabasco sauce factory and Jungle Gardens (alligator pictures!)

I’ve gotten behind in blogging about my trip to Louisiana to visit Donald’s parents, back in early September. But I do keep promising to write about our visit to the Tabasco sauce factory. Apparently, the entire world’s supply of Tabasco … Continue reading

Posted in Vacation | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Houston to Louisiana

On September 5th, we drove from Houston, Texas to St. Francisville, Louisiana. St. Francisville is about an hour north of Baton Rouge, and I guess about an hour (maybe less?) south of Mississippi. The Mississippi River runs right by it. … Continue reading

Posted in Vacation | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Houston and Louisiana trip, Stage One

On September 2nd, Donald and I flew to Houston to attend my friend Christina’s wedding. The wedding wasn’t until September 4th, but since I was a bridesmaid, I had to be there early enough for the rehearsal dinner, not to … Continue reading

Posted in Vacation | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Fixing the recipe as you go

If you do a lot of cooking, you start to notice that some cookbooks are better than others. Not just because the food you make from the recipes tastes better. Some cookbooks are also better than others at giving instructions … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Finding a good grenadine

Like maraschino cherries, modern grenadine isn’t what it used to be. The original product was colored and flavored with pomegranate juice. These days, it tends to be high-fructose corn syrup colored with FD&C Red #40, and flavored with … well, … Continue reading

Posted in Cocktails | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

Another lovely New Hampshire weekend

Donald and I went camping in the New Hampshire White Mountains this past weekend. I took Friday off, and we drove up early Friday afternoon to avoid most of the weekend getting-out-of-town traffic. We stayed at the Waterville Campground, just … Continue reading

Posted in Vacation | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments