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Diogenes of Bread

Twenty years back in the United States, and I think I’m cracking. There’s no decent bread to be had anywhere. If it wasn’t for the bread we make ourselves, my kids would think that stuff in the stores and the…
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Good eating

There was good eating at my house today. I’m feeling very energetic, so in honor of the DVD release of Bend It Like Beckham, I made aloo gobi, dal saag and basmati rice for dinner. In the meantime, Youngest Son…
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Love my IB students

Most of you probably don’t have an International Baccalaureate student in your lives (much less two), but trust me, these are really funny, and so true. The funniest one was: It takes you 3 days to get this joke: A:…
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I’m still here

…but my husband’s been out of town for two weeks, so between the full time job, the three teenagers (and all their activities), the dog, the cat, the little stomach virus and the new web job I’ve got, I’ve been…busy….
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Cocktails

My stepfather is a cocktail man. When we visit, he always offers a drink before dinner, and breaks out the salted peanuts. My father was a cocktail man, too, before it went out of style. He was a Foreign Service…
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Feed Me

On the one hand, I’ve been really busy and haven’t been posting much – a situation which is unlikely to improve for at least a couple of weeks since I’m doing the single mom thing temporarily. On the other hand,…
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