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Book Review: ‘How Proust Can Change Your Life’ and maybe the way you look at food

This is third challenge book of the year for books that have been languishing unread on my own bookshelves for over a year. As I am reading them, I am wondering, Why did it take me so long to get … Continue reading

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Snow Day

Finally, an actual snow day in Memphis! We have had several “inclement weather” days off from work…several for ice/sleet/freezing rain this winter. But after a shift from a spring-like high temp of 64 degrees, yesterday the temp plummeted all day, … Continue reading

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The Omnivore’s Dilemma: a book review with beverage

Ta-da! I have finally read the complete book: The Omnivore’s Dilemma! Yes to all those things I said before when listing the books for this challenge– I have read parts of it, have quoted it, have recommended it, but just … Continue reading

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Reading and drinking

I have plunged in to the reading challenge. I’m starting with a daybook called “Weathering Winter” by a gardener and teacher of writing. Since we are now, along with the rest of the Midwest and south, in a frigid cold … Continue reading

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French press coffee or not.

I really wanted to love my French press coffeemaker. Friends have raved about the coffee, about the ease. It seemed like such a trendy new way to make coffee. And I do like how it tastes. When I went on a writing retreat last summer and learned how … Continue reading

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Ginger & Zingerone!

I love ginger: ginger bread, ginger cookies, really gingery ginger ale like Blenheim’s, The Ginger People’s Ginger Chews (a wonderfully chewy bite-size ginger & sweet candy), ginger tea. I use mint and ginger to flavor my water (I was never … Continue reading

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Hot Spiced Cider…mmmmm

We went down (and up) the mountain to the orchard stand to get fresh cider and apples. They  still had Stayman Winesap, my favorite here in the south for cooking and eating. We made applesauce – I love homemade applesauce. I usually … Continue reading

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Coffee

I first started drinking coffee when I went to graduate school in the my 30’s. Up till then I had been a confirmed tea-drinker. Mint tea was my favorite, but spiced teas were also good. Also just plain old Lipton’s, … Continue reading

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