Tag Archives: food and cooking

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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easter treat

Here’s an interesting treat from the Easter sale rack  at the store with the concentric circles on the sign.  Is this a flavor people even want in their Milano cookies?  I am sceptical.

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shuffle playlist for an after dinner walk

It’s a holiday weekend;  you’re bound to need it sometime.   Genuine old iPod shuffle string, no skips. “Coconut” -Harry Nilsson “Heaven” – Talking Heads “Friend of the Devil”- Grateful Dead (American Beauty) “You’re Gonna Lose That Girl”- The Beatles … Continue reading

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alligator pears and other kinds of pears and also sparrow grass

Winter drags on and on and photographers are getting desperate enough to shoot with Polaroid Cube toy cameras in the produce department of the butcher shop.  (Not even the grocery store.  Sheesh.)  It’s hardly exploring the farmer’s market with the … Continue reading

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a pink dessert at the chinese buffet

Today at the Chinese buffet, we were offered a pink dessert.  It was very, very pink, and had small black seeds in it.  I had the baked custard/ flan thing seen at the right.  That’s a dessert I understand.

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ghost sign

Renovation work downtown has uncovered a fine example of an American small town treasure: the “ghost sign”.  This one is very colorful and detailed, and a number of people are already trying to interpret the missing words from the frail … Continue reading

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