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Book Review: The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Coffee & Tea

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Coffee & Tea, by Travis Arndorfer and Kristine Hansen While I have had fewer than five cups of coffee or so my entire life, I am relatively well known as a fan of sweet tea … Continue reading

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Book Review: Colorado Cook Book

Colorado Cook Book, published by The Young Ladies’ Mission Band of the Central Presbyterian Church Although I consider myself no particularly great cook, I am no stranger to reading and enjoying cookbooks [1].  Nor am I a stranger to church … Continue reading

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Book Review: As Southern As It Gets

As Southern As It Gets:  1,071 Reasons To Never Leave The South, by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Although I grew up … Continue reading

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One More Story

Last night was the last dinner club meeting [1] for our particular group, and I had made the theme of food with a story.  Since I enjoy both food and hearing and telling stories, I figured it would make the … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Viewpoint Restaurant And Lounge (Estacada, OR)

Although I have been to the Viewpoint Restaurant before to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July [1], this evening was the first time I had ever been to the restaurant.  Admittedly, writing restaurant reviews is something that is … Continue reading

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The Quest For Alfalfa Sprouts

It ought to come as no surprise that my life is full of a lot of odd quests [1].  I am serving as a host of sorts for a dinner club, and chose the theme of food with a story … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Ranger Station PDX (Hawthorne District, Portland, OR)

Yesterday evening I went to the Ranger Station PDX in the Hawthorne District of Portland, and I found it to be a hipster dive bar, with a great deal of pluses and minuses and a mixed to negative overall impression. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Food52 Mighty Salads

Food52 Mighty Salads:  60 New Ways To Turn Salad Into Dinner, by the editors of Food52 [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/10 Speed Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As a prolific … Continue reading

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Book Review: Salads: Beyond The Bowl

Salads:  Beyond The Bowl:  Extraordinary Recipes For Everyday Eating, by Mindy Fox It should come as little surprise that as someone who frequently eats salads that I should read and write about them fairly often as well [1].  When I … Continue reading

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Profitless Toil

Yesterday morning, I wrote at some length about the general feeling that life was profitless toil not only for me but for humanity in general [1].  There were two layers of that day that led to my reflections on that … Continue reading

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