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michael-seidel's picture
May.24.2013
Memorial Day holiday weekend.  It's one of the big ones. It's hard to think of this as Memorial Day weekend and the end of May.  Past years would have had my wife and I planning although our plans had little over my family's planning.  This year, here in bucolic Ashland, we ...
dale-estey's picture
May.20.2013
  Admittedly, it was none too early this morning when I saw a sight that I believe I have actually never seen, though it is fabled the world over. Standing on the front stoop to test the air (and the air failed with its chill demeanour - it is a nice November day out there and not mid-May) I...
farzana-versey's picture
May.10.2013
It had yellowed. I imagined the sun's rays gave it the hue. I would not have even looked at it, but as I peeled the foil off the glass-shaped container I saw a bit stuck to it. I tilted the glass and took a large sip. That is when I sensed the foul smell as the bitterness spread in my mouth....
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Apr.24.2013
(Bonus points if you get the paraphrased reference in the subject line.) I think I've probably said before that, in my time in Vancouver at graduate school, I can't say that I've missed St. Louis all that much. Yes, I miss Michael, and yes, I miss my dogs, as well as my friends there (and also my...
michael-seidel's picture
Apr.22.2013
A friend confided that some friends of his had a new business idea.  They made cheese cakes, then then blended them, squeezed them out onto wax paper, added a stick and froze them.  Frozen cheesecake on a stick.  Serving them, they dribbled them with chocolate or caramel and rolled...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Mar.31.2013
My 20 dollar haul from Bulk Barn, wheat germ, Scottish oats, spelt spaghetti and millet. Far be it for me to poop on the Easter Bunny, that dentine-detesting harbinger of Spring. But hey. This morning, I drove  to the nearest  Bulk Barn , hoping that their spelt spaghetti was less...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Mar.27.2013
The other Francis could talk to animals, but this one seems to have eaten a few. Until recently the Pope prepared his own meals, and everyone who does this knows it results in cooking too much food. A rotund pope: that puts me at ease. He’s a modest man; when he was a cardinal he didn’t have a car...
eva-schlesinger's picture
Mar.23.2013
I  recently joined a group for those who, like myself, are passionate potluck people. It's my new professional organization. I was going to make mandel bread, but on a whim decided to make mandel bread without the mandel. Instead of slivered almonds, I substituted cocoa, poppy seeds, and...
eva-schlesinger's picture
Feb.25.2013
A few weeks ago, I was craving gingerbread, so I paid a visit to Crixa because its ginger cake is the most gingery cake I've tasted. It's so dense with ginger, ten years had passed since my last sampling.   When I walked in, I headed to the display case. I looked at the cake with longing. "...
jane-wilson's picture
Feb.23.2013
I know . . . it kinda sounds like "Earth to Jane." When my daughter was a camper and later, a boarding student at the Academy, I'd put down the back seats of my minivan and load it with cases of "kid food."  Gummy bears, goldfish, M&M's, chewing gum, miniature chocolate bars, trail...