Palate Poll: Do you salt your melons?

I like my melons salted… err, I like salt sprinkled on my fresh cut melon. How do you take your melons? Take the poll below. Salt Campers: Makes the flavor more intense with the salty-sweet contrast Increased salivation to awaken taste buds and increase juicy factor Allows a humble melon to aid in goiter prevention […]

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Reach & Read: Cutting for Stone with bonus nun thoughts

Cutting for Stone: Abraham Varghese On the bus the other day I saw a lady reading this book and I was nearly overcome by the urge to talk with her about it. Was she completely drawn in to the setting, the colors, the smells? Ponder what her life as a novel would read as? Feel […]

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Spelling Bee Baggage: “Necessisary”

[Warning: this is a text heavy post, but appropriately so] On this Scripps National Spelling Bee Eve, I am reflecting upon a word that I to this day can’t more often than can spell correctly the first time. I misspell this word apparently so bad, that spell checker isn’t quite sure what I mean and […]

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Who threw the spices out? Who? Who? Who-oo?

No, not an owl nor the Baha men. I did, all part of the cleaning trend and motivation (read lit a fire) in the Kitchen Counter Cooking School. Once again, the author reminded me of things I know and treasure. This time it is don’t keep around old spices (Old Spice, is ok) and buying […]

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