Category Archives: food

You Don’t Need a $%&ing Unicorn

April 2017 was the infamous Unicorn Frappucino moment. At the time I ranted about it and all the other weird photocentric, decline-and-fall-of-the-roman-empire food. Today I’m resurrecting that distinctly American moment and making a donation to this guy: J.D. Scholten. Don’t know … Continue reading

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Hook, Line, and Torte

View this post on Instagram Learning some stuff #crochet #hidingout A post shared by Elleanor Chin (@elleanorchin) on May 7, 2016 at 8:23pm PDT Things that I can do: Bake bread (although it turns out differently every time, and my … Continue reading

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In Which I Cook from the Internet

And it works, essentially as advertised. A friend of mine shared one of those time-lapse cooking videos on social media this week. It was called “Fajita Pizza Twists”. Here’s the original link. It originates from a site featuring a whole bunch … Continue reading

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Hot Buttered Nonsense

Three days before Christmas, my friend Allison posted the following on Facebook. Hot Buttered Rum 1 lb butter, softened 1 lb light brown sugar 1 lb powdered sugar 2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp ground nutmeg (probably less if it’s … Continue reading

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Dream of a White Christmas

This year’s Christmas cultural experiment came courtesy of a friend’s cookie exchange party. I think cookie exchanges have been around for a while. I don’t know if they happened when I was a kid, but if they did, I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Green Tea and Cranberry Cream

I’m hibernating. But on a good day, I can do other stuff while hibernating (besides watching all ten episodes of Band of Brothers, or half a season of Musketeers from BBC One). Yesterday I made an official Decadent Holiday Dessert. … Continue reading

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This year’s yard work featured more landscaping and less gardening. I planted fewer pumpkins and the yield on the pumpkins and tomatoes was paltry compared to last year. I planted no sunflowers, but three volunteers came up from last year. … Continue reading

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