Monthly Archives: May 2015

Too cool for school: Vietnamese Salad Bowl

Living twenty miles from cool, sophisticated Seattle in Tacoma (AKA “Grit City” or “the Armpit of Puget Sound”), Sweetie and I are accustomed to life outside the golden circle. Seattle has the Pike Place Market, the Gum Wall, Tom Douglas’s … Continue reading

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No helicopters here: Butterscotch Brownies

“Wish I didn’t know now, what I didn’t know then.” Bob Seger – Against The Wind from Lyubove Dze on Vimeo. In 1950s Nebraska, the popularity of summertime DDT spraying was second only to swimming pools and ice cream trucks. … Continue reading

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It was a dark and stormy night : Tater Tot Casserole

Once again, I’m the last the to know; this song was released eight years ago, I must have been dozing. Here’s my new Vimeo favorite, “The General Specific”, Band of Horses. It has nothing to do with my story. Band Of … Continue reading

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There’s no free lunch: Chinois Chinese Chicken salad

Could life have been this innocent in the 80s? I spent over twenty years working in restaurant kitchens where the swearing and sweating in the back of the house creates the illusion of ease and elegance in the front of … Continue reading

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