Archive for February, 2010

Inequality of Olympic Proportions

| February 28, 2010 | 4 Comments
Inequality of Olympic Proportions




I admit it, I’ve been kinda addicted to the Olympics. Who knew watching skiing and shooting could be so fascinating? Well, the 2010 Olympics is coming to a close, and Vancouver has certainly showed herself to be a wonderful hostess. I had the fortune to visit and eat my way through Vancouver last year, and […]

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Photo of the Day: Spot

| February 22, 2010 | 1 Comment
Photo of the Day:  Spot




FAO Schwartz.  Spot was on sale.

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To Be, Or Not To Be…Preservative Free?

| February 22, 2010 | 9 Comments
To Be, Or Not To Be…Preservative Free?




How is it that my very popular brand of organic soft wheat sandwich bread can sit at room temperature for so long before expiring into a dark green, fuzzy mass of mold? One major part of the processed food supply (for both industrialized organic and conventional food) chain includes something most of us are familiar […]

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Photo of the Day: Crumpet of the Swan

| February 16, 2010 | 4 Comments
Photo of the Day: Crumpet of the Swan




Remember E.B. White’s book The Trumpet of the Swan, where a mute swan learns to play the trumpet and dines on watercress sandwiches at the Fairmont Copley Boston? Hail watercress sandwiches and delectable crumpets brought straight from the UK by ZomppaKat with butter and fresh honey made from the apiaries of Cake Mountain Man’s mom.

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Guest/Crystal: A Home for Fat Tuesday

| February 16, 2010 | 4 Comments
Guest/Crystal: A Home for Fat Tuesday




Thank you to Crystal, our Guest Contributor! Happy Mardi Gras! Its origins have something to do with squeezing in as much revelry and indulgence as possible before Lent or Ash Wednesday or something…eh, look it up on Wikipedia. Of course, the place (in the US) to be on this holiday is N’awlins, home to the […]

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Photo of the Day: Cupid

| February 14, 2010 | 2 Comments
Photo of the Day: Cupid




May you always find your Pepper to your Salt. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Year 4708: Gung Hay Fat Choy!!!

| February 14, 2010 | 19 Comments
Year 4708: Gung Hay Fat Choy!!!




Valentine’s Day, Apolo Ohno‘s 6th medal in a kick-ass race (did you see his semi-final run?), Chinese New Year – it was a busy weekend! And a busy eating weekend. While Ohno gets his rush from speeding like a maniac on steel blades, some of us find pleasure in things a bit less…fast. Food carries […]

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Photo of the Day: Snow

| February 10, 2010 | 1 Comment
Photo of the Day:  Snow




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Hunter Gather in the Ice Age: Spicy Thai Fish Soup

| February 10, 2010 | 10 Comments
Hunter Gather in the Ice Age:  Spicy Thai Fish Soup




This is out of control. For the past 6 days, I have been confined to a 1000 square foot apartment with a dazed and confused 3 year old, a 1 year old trapeze artists (she has been doing flips off of my couch) and my visiting mother. With the exception of a few trips to […]

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Photo of the Day: Table Setting

| February 7, 2010 | 2 Comments
Photo of the Day: Table Setting




Hydrangeas to set a tone of warm elegance to any dinner table.

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