Monthly Archives: April 2012

Cream of Asparagus and Potato Soup

The downside of pickled asparagus was all the leftover asparagus – I used the 12 ounce jars, which are taller than pint jars, but still had a bunch of half spears left over.  And I don’t know about you, but I … Continue reading

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Wingman: Quaker Steak & Lube

Another report on the wings down in the Norfolk, Virginia area from my dad, the Wingman. This one from a place with “lube” in the name. Uh-huh. Quaker Steak & Lube12832 Jefferson AvenueNewport News, VA 23608757-874-LUBE (5823) “Quaker Steak & … Continue reading

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Pickled Asparagus

Aside from that out of season hot pepper jam, I don’t usually do much wintertime canning. Sure, there’s seasonal marmalades to make, and you can always make a savory garlic or onion jam. But typically, I view preserving as a … Continue reading

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Cuppow Travel Mug Lid

I daytripped it down to Kennebunkport yesterday, and in the Daytrip Society store, found the Cuppow! Had to have it. This plastic lid simply fits under the screwband of a wide-mouth pint jar and turns your canning jar into a … Continue reading

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Soup-o-rama: Thanh Thanh 2 Pho

For this month’s o-rama theme of soup, I went with to Thanh Thanh 2 on Forest Avenue and ordered some pho. Ordering soup in a restaurant can frequently be an uninspired affair, so I figured the much lauded pho at … Continue reading

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El Rayo Cantina

Tuesday saw the brief return of original Roomie A. – my long lost girlfriend Amy who moved to the Big Apple last year. I understand that some people need to go away before they can come back; I am one of those people. … Continue reading

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Easter Recipe Round-up

It has been said time and time again, that I am not a baker. I like substitutions. I like creativity, freedom, and distractibility. I might not like commitment.  I am a big fan of boxed cake mix.  Regardless, my cakes are always … Continue reading

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