Archive for the 'Gastronome' Category



Das ist doch ja unfair

Published on 8 September 2006

This summer, I started noticing that my mouth felt a little numb after eating fresh strawberries. It didn’t seem like a big deal; I thought maybe the acid in the fruit was the cause.
Yesterday, I broke out in hives on my neck and chest about an hour after enjoying an afternoon snack of lovely […]


WT interrobanged F‽

Published on 14 June 2006

In keeping with today’s Foodley McFooderson theme: I just went checked the office fridge on my floor for the tasty leftovers from yesterday’s lunch (an expense-account-funded meet ‘n’ greet for a new employee, something I’ve never experienced at this company). Truly, these leftovers were to be the best part of yesterday’s outing with its stilted […]


Another childhood ideal eviscerated by brutal reality

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When I read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as a youngster, Turkish delight sounded like the most heavenly sweet ever devised. I imagined it as similar to caramel or toffee, but subtler and more complex.
Yesterday, I discovered that Turkish delight? Is nothing of the sort. The type I sampled was graciously brought back […]


Comfort me with avocados

Published on 20 April 2006

After the crappiest day yet of an especially craptacular week, I needed to take a deep breath and do something constructive. An old friend of my fella’s is in town for a conference, but I opted to be reclusive and do some cooking instead of joining them for sushi and socializing. After a stop at […]


Latent hippie tendencies

Published on 4 March 2006

This morning, I whipped up a batch of Cellar Hole Granola from a recipe on Apartment Therapy. The recipe is low in fat, not overly sweet, and super-easy; the most difficult thing was trying to remember how to soften brown sugar that turned bricklike.
I substituted dried cherries for the raisins, seeing as how I’m […]