Tag Archives: food

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Salad Dressing

Salad dressing is something that people like myself take for granted.  Likely you, fair reader, are in the same boat.  You want to eat healthy food and want something for your salad, so you go to the grocery store and … Continue reading

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An Accidental Picnic

How does one have an accidental picnic?  It is worthwhile to discuss the perfect storm that happens.  Some months ago, I visited The Dalles and somewhat idly mentioned to one of the people there that I hoped we would have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wild Winemaking

Wild Winemaking:  Easy & Adventurous Recipies Going Beyond Grapes, by Richard W. Bender Having read a couple of the author’s books on bonsai, I was intrigued to read this particular volume on winemaking, figuring it would continue his generally enjoyable … Continue reading

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Book Review: Salad Leaves For All Seasons

Salad Leaves For All Seasons:  Organic Growing From Pot To Plot, by Charles Dowding My library had this book presented, and I do not think it was necessarily the best move.  That is not to say that this is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bountiful Bonsai

Bountiful Bonsai:  Create Instant Indoor Container Gardens With Edible Fruits, Herbs And Flowers, by Richard W. Bender The author has made a bit of a niche for himself as someone who seeks to combine an appreciation for the traditional arts … Continue reading

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Book Review: Herbal Bonsai

Herbal Bonsai:  Practicing The Art With Fast-Growing Herbs, by Richard W. Bender The author seems unsure of whether to celebrate or to bemoan the impatience of potential American bonsai enthusiasts.  On the one hand, the author celebrates the way that … Continue reading

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A Park-Like Experience

Today was the last round of our dinner club meals this year [1] and since I was the one hosting, I figured it would be easiest to have a picnic meal al fresca, since I am not able to host … Continue reading

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The Chicken Whisperer Is In

Recently, some friends of mine got a few little chicks to add to their small collection of poultry because they were in need of hens to balance the gender ratio of their brood.  I was sympathetic to the plight of … Continue reading

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Album Review: We Beefin (EP)

We Beefin, by Wendy’s Although I don’t blog about it often [1], I’m a pretty big fan of Wendy’s.  When I was a kid I ate there because they had a nice salad bar to go with chicken sandwiches and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eating From The Ground Up

Eating From The Ground Up:  Recipes For Simple, Perfect Vegetables, by Alana Chernaila [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Clarkson Potter Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] When I requested this book, I … Continue reading

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