Monthly Archives: April 2011

Go to New York for French Fries

We had a fun day in New York City. First stop: the Grand Central Oyster Bar for a pan roast, a deliciously rich and decadent soup. We had ours with oysters and scallops. Oyster Pan Roast and Harpoon Oyster Stout … Continue reading

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Macadamia cherry chocolate vegan cake pops

My entry in the vegan raw cake pop challenge: Macadamia cherry chocolate vegan cake pops 1 1/2 cups raw macadamia nuts 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa pinch salt 3/4 cup dried cherries 10 medjool dates 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract I started … Continue reading

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In the days of my youth… Listening to Led Zeppelin

Hour after hour my teenage self stayed in my room listening to rock albums. For a large block of those years, it was Led Zeppelin on the turntable. I would put on a stack of records at bedtime, and every … Continue reading

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Homemade hummus

It was easy and tasty to make my own hummus. I used this recipe from Oh She Glows. I combined chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon, salt, pepper, and hot sauce in a food processor until smooth. I added a little olive … Continue reading

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Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce: Eating at Louis’ Lunch

We squeezed into the crowd of wall-to-wall people to wait our turn to eat a hamburger at Louis’ Lunch in New Haven. Reportedly, the American hamburger was invented here in 1900 when a man in a hurry rushed in and … Continue reading

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Kitschy Connecticut

A fun day of road tripping lay ahead when I picked out five Roadside America attractions to check out in my area. My husband was a good sport as we traveled around in between going out to eat and getting … Continue reading

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It took me only 13 days to stop complaining for a week

#38. 101 things in 1001 days: Don’t complain about anything for a week. I survived the computer lab fiasco that is detailed in my cartoon above without complaining, only to be done in by ice cream, so I started over. … Continue reading

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I’ve got one more silver dollar: Karaoke

#7. 101 things in 1001 days. Sing karaoke in a bar. I selected “Midnight Rider” by the Allman Brothers Band to sing karaoke, a song I love that also seemed fitting for the setting, the Winchester Café. Nervous enough, I … Continue reading

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Savoring Savory Oatmeal

#49. 101 things in 1001 days: Try at least five savory oatmeal recipes. You are probably already a big fan of sweet oatmeal. These savory oatmeal recipes, though, might just keep you away from those bananas and raisins for a … Continue reading

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Time to fire up the Tivo: IMDb’s Top 250 Movies

#14. 101 things in 1001 days: Watch all of IMDb’s Top 250 Movies “strip” by Miemo Penttinen I want to see all of IMDb’s Top 250 Movies, and there are 55 I haven’t seen. I am obsessed with movies, so … Continue reading

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