Category Archives: Books

32. Scallop OmNomNombo

This might be a milestone, or something: the first day of the second month of Soup 365. Golly! So many soups left to make. So many, many soups. Inspired by the Saints' Super Bowl victory (Who Dat?) and this accompanying … Continue reading

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A year in books (and a brief digression on music)

What did you read in 2009 that you’d recommend–or discommend–to others?
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Bake, braise, roast

A few months ago, I decided that I need to develop my skills (a la Napoleon Dynamite). And one skill I decided to focus on was baking: specifically, I wanted to begin baking all the bread that our family ate … Continue reading

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Obsessions old & new

Jim: having our friend Mike build him some frames so he can pull together a photo show (location TBD; anybody know a gallery owner?); his new basement photo studio (pics coming) Fisher: the Pour le Merit medal (coming his way … Continue reading

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November Rain

It's a cold, drizzly day here in Paradise City.* Yesterday was, too, and so I decided to make some bean soup. And because I was feeling unaccountably ambitious (and thrifty!), I decided to start with dried beans rather than the … Continue reading

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Fritter fritter

Naturally, with such a lofty set of goals at hand, I’ve been ISO some high-quality forms of time-wasting. And since it’s a holiday weekend, no one is around to play Scrabulous with me… and since rain is threatening, I can’t … Continue reading

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Books are for nerds.

And, apparently, reading books to your children is for nerdy parents. All the cool parents will now be farming out their dreary drudgerous reading-aloud duties to the Tag Reading System, a new wonder device from your good friends at LeapFrog. … Continue reading

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