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I never thought I’d love you, Grocery Outlet

May 10, 2012

My little brother has a nickname for it: Gross Out. He has a point. Outlets are one of the places commodities go before they die, not a place to find fresh, wholesome food. It’s a place are where companies send their surplus of hotel and hospital food. It’s a place for the expiring but slightly […]

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Blue Palate Badge: Pho Hung

January 31, 2010

Pho was one of those dishes I was always a little afraid to try. Mostly because I didn’t know anything about it. I knew it was soup and many versions contained tripe. Not a fan of animal intestines, I steered clear. Given my fear of pho, I wasn’t sure what compelled me one afternoon to […]

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Cheap beer: Yes we can

July 26, 2009

I have mixed feelings about cheap beer. Beer is high in calories for a beverage and if I’m going to spend it I like to taste it. But a pint of Pabst Blue Ribbon or can of Hamm’s can be quite refreshing on a hot day and I can drink a couple and not feel heavy headed. […]

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Kitchen Fatigue

December 28, 2008

It’s probably really bad blog etiquette to promise to post something and then fail to do so. A few posts ago I wrote that I would share a recipe for Kapustnica, a holiday soup from Slovakia, in my Christmas Day post. Not only did I not share a the recipe, I didn’t even write a […]

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You can do this, only better (and for much less)!

December 17, 2008

I was on my Mac dashboard using the dictionary widget to look up the word foodie (def: a person with a particular interest in food; a gourmet). A message on my Epicurious widget caught my eye: “Shopping for a foodie friend? Epicurious has found 16 gorgeous gourmet goodies for everyone on your list  ——– and […]

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