Monthly Archives: March 2010

Chicken & Rice a la Lidia

Lidia Bastianich, sly PBS cooking show star. She, more than many TV chefs, protects her recipes. You’ll find a few online, but if you want the benefit of her wisdom, you must buy the books. And good for her! Why … Continue reading

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Zucchini, Asparagus & Leek Salad

Our neighbors served this salad to us on Sunday night, and it was so heavenly, I had to have it again. Soon. I can tell it will become a favorite summer recipe, as it requires no cooking. Shaved the asparagus … Continue reading

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Drama on the H-E-B Twitter Feed!

Silly me, thinking that my screed about chaotic bagging practices at local grocery stores would change things, or, at least, yield a response from customer service. In vane, I check Twitter to see if I’ve had any DMs from Fiesta, … Continue reading

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The Bagging Paradox

I’ve ranted about this before, so you may want to skip it if it starts to sound familiar. If you own, manage, run, work at, or are at all involved in the operation of a grocery store, however, THIS POST … Continue reading

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Our New Pets

We’d been noticing that The Fluffy Menace seemed unusually focused on the laundry shed . . .

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Cake v. Pie Done Right

Jezebel launched the opening salvo with March Madness: The Cake Vs. Pie Tournament. While I applaud their effort, and particularly like the way they’ve made it somewhat interactive, I’m taking it to the next level. Please meet Cake v. Pie. … Continue reading

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Alex Chilton & My Grandfather

My grandfather attended Yale Law School, served in the Army during WWII, then practiced corporate and securities law in Manhattan for most of his life. Alex Chilton did not. Alex Chilton rocked out, first with the Box Tops, later with … Continue reading

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