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self-referential snack foods

These cookies are a little bit too self consciously artistic, and possibly actually cannibalistic.  A friend of a friend reports that “the ones with the cookie dough filling” are “gross”, “too sweet” and “taste fake”.  And considering that these are … Continue reading

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the tacos of life

Two excellent soft tacos in a styrofoam clamshell box: each of them consisting of a flour tortilla, greasy spicy skirt steak, that grainy Mexican cheese, lettuce-tomato-sour cream, and red salsa.  (That’s “American style” according to the menu.) You eat the … Continue reading

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six turning, four burning– the biggest photobomb ever

Imagine the scene: it’s Sunday evening and you are sitting peacefully in your own living room, doodling in your sketchbook while you watch this week’s episode of The Great Food Truck Race.  (This is a completely pointless Food Network program … Continue reading

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food news

Two items of food news from the Files of the New Phone Camera.  First, there was a sale at the Local Chain Grocery Store this week.  The values are astounding! Everyone is talking about it.  Look at those big, big, … Continue reading

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nostalgia

Remember that time we went to the “Khyber Pass” and I found a whole lamb chop in the lamb curry? (Down among the neck bones … writing this was my major accomplishment of the day, superseding even cleaning out the … Continue reading

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placemat camog

A camog, of course, is a cross between a dog and a camel.  (My husband thought up the word , and, hey, it’s better than “damel”.)I drew this camog on the back of yet another Steak and Shake placemat at … Continue reading

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how to make fake cinnamon rolls. hint: the cinnamon is not fake.

If you sometimes get a craving for big, sticky, yeasty cinnamon rolls, the kind with the white vanilla frosting all over them, and you also happen to have someone in your household who likes that dreadful King’s Hawaiian Bread, there … Continue reading

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placemat sketch– mermaid

I did a placemat sketch today!  In years past this would hardly be a notable occasion, but with so few restaurants* using paper placemats any more the opportunities are far less common than they used to be.  Steak and Shake … Continue reading

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happy national dairy week!

And here you thought I’d forgotten all about it.  But Culver’s was there to remind me this weekend.  If you don’t live in the US Midwest, you may not be familiar with Culver’s, which is a chain of order-at-the-counter-and-they-bring-it-to-the-table restaurants … Continue reading

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little lambs

Whether your fleece is white as snow or you’re the black sheep of the family, here’s hoping you had a good Easter or Passover, or that you enjoyed whatever you did to celebrate the fact that one of the worst … Continue reading

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