Reach and Read: Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil

Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller Why yes it is! Who knew? Another, albeit non-fiction this time, in the run of foodie books. Tom shares more detail and depth about olive oil than you might have ever thought possible. Not quite as scandalous as say, blood diamonds (Yikes!), […]

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Three is the Magic Number – of Residents : an ode and the back story

Ode: a lyric poem in the form of an address to a particular subject, often elevated in style or manner and written in varied or irregular meter. Every once and a while, my work life blatantly enters into the blog … The residency program is the highlight of my j-o-b with repeated emotional deposits and […]

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You Can Bánh Tráng Anything: Exhibit 3 Dumplings & Kale

In the continuing March 20th Case of bánh tráng-ing anything, would the jury please now direct their attention to Exhibit 3: Dumplings a la Bánh Tráng. For detailed instructions and tutorial on wrapping with rice paper please visit this blog post for opening arguments. So far we have bahn trang’d: salmon, spicy Korean beef and […]

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You can teach an old dog new tricks BUT can you unteach them?

You can teach an old dog new tricks BUT can you unteach them? Granted I am not an old dog, but I did for the very first time this week edit and upload a video to YouTube. We also discovered our darling Mr. Mason, learned how to open our bedroom door and burrow all the […]

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Reach & Read: Comfort Food

Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs Before I jump in, please note that this is not the novel of same name by Kitty Thomas – that comes with the warning on Good Reads, and I quote, “This is a story about “actual” slavery. If reading an erotic story without safewords makes you uncomfortable, this is not […]

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The Bee People – Chapter 2

Chapter 2 – Apis Mellifica and Her Eyes Here comes a little brown lady whose name is Apis Mellifica. She is making her wings go so fast that they buzz like a humming-top. Straight as a, arrow she goes to that morning-glory flower. All at once the buzzing stops; little Miss Apis has landed feet […]

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