Tag Archives: food and cooking

you know that stuff?

You know that stuff at the Chinese buffet? That baked crab stuff? Turns out that’s its proper name.

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thanksgiving creativity 1

Today, as Thanksgiving* approaches, I accompanied a friend to a local grocery store. (She needed somebody to push the second cart and I needed something to do to avoid cleaning out the studio.  Also, she bought me a giant coffee.) … Continue reading

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chinese restaurant menu bats

(This story is illustrated with photographs of a restaurant placemat at the end of a meal.  While good faith attempts were made to crop out anything unsavory, if grease marks, crumbs, and wet plate rings offend you, please consider yourself … Continue reading

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a mammoth’s favorite mexican cookie

Every blog needs an official Mexican confection, and around here, it is the Mamut brand cookie, which is sort of like a Moon Pie.  This is quite tasty, but we like it mostly because of the adorable cartoon mammoth on … Continue reading

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a popular american beverage

A popular mealtime beverage in the United States is cold tea, usually served over ice.  In restaurants with self serve drinks, it’s often found in large canisters alongside the soda machines. The two most common styles of iced tea are … Continue reading

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the cartoonist’s notebook: lumberyard at lunchtime

Never knew that behind our big box Menard’s home store is a huge working lumberyard. You enter through a gate “guarded” by an equally huge but fairly lethargic security man who checks your receipt to see that you have already … Continue reading

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three things i could have written about on the blog today

Three things I could have written about on the blog today, if I had been able to take photographs to go with what I wrote. 1–The moral degeneracy of Hobby Lobby.  No, I am not referring to the big box … Continue reading

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a restaurant under the sea.

It’s a Chinese restaurant.  And they have a salt water fish tank, and I have a phone camera.  So, if you will, a rare photograph of the Chinese restaurant under the sea.

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mongolian or korean barbecue- a cubic photo documentary

Whatever you call it, this choose-your-own-ingredients feature on the flat top grill is the latest thing going at the local Chinese buffets.  Even our local strip mall hole in the wall has started doing it, with highly satisfactory results.   This … Continue reading

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a low powered magic item (for you to search for on your quest)

It’s the decidedly minor but oddly useful Can of Cocktail Peanuts That Never Quite Runs Out.  Seriously, this has been sitting on the corner of the washing machine for like two weeks with about three servings of yummy semi-stale peanuts … Continue reading

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