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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Flavored Vinegars

I’m making samples of flavored vinegars, infused with fruit, spices, and herbs, for Maine Garden Day, and thought you’d like to see the process! It’s pretty straight forward, and the flavor combinations and uses for the finished vinegar are close to … Continue reading

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Macarons at Mornings In Paris

While ogling the macarons at Pei men Miyake recently, I thought about how I’d never even tried one of the much lauded desserts and that I didn’t even know where to find them in Portland. I tried some of Erika’s … Continue reading

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