Tag Archives: food

#71: Shop at Penzys

Before my husband and I got married, we took our relationship on a few “test drives” to see how we might fare when the novelty of romantic infatuation waned (as it always inevitably does).  One of the best ways to … Continue reading

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Beyond 101: Eat an MRE

I’m a learner.  I adored school at every stage of my development; in fact, I remember being angry the first time my mom kept me home because I was sick.  I read books with voracity (see 1981) and spent hours … Continue reading

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You get what you give

I don’t often get to be the passenger in a car, so getting to sit on the right side of a vehicle today was a nice change of pace.  As my sweetie maneuvered us along the freeway, I took the … Continue reading

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#19: Buy Cookie Cart cookies

As a young girl I spent several years in Girl Scout Troop #247.  (Don’t ask me how I can remember that number when I forget so many other details of my life; it’s funny what items stick in a person’s … Continue reading

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Beyond 101: Weird Foods (Library Adult Education Class)

I love libraries, and I adore community education – so when I found out that our city’s library system offers an extensive section of community education classes, for people of all ages and interests, for free?  Woah.  Totally blew my … Continue reading

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#88: Make scones

I tasted scones for the first time when I was in my mid-twenties.  (In fact, I think my initial scone endeavor might have been around the same period that I tried biscotti.)  I immediately loved the moister-than-a-biscuit-but-less-sweet-than-a-muffin hybrid – so … Continue reading

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#38: Visit the American Swedish Institute (a Minnesota Historic Site)

For the past several years, all the adults on my husband’s side of our family have opted to follow a name exchange program to facilitate Christmas gift-giving.  For 2012 my husband’s younger brother drew my name, and consulted my husband … Continue reading

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#85: Make baklava

During my youth my mom worked part-time outside the home, and full-time inside of it.  As a result, my parents, sister, and I all sat down to a home-cooked family dinner nearly every week night.  My mom usually served simple-yet-balanced … Continue reading

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#75: Try a new vegetable

It has been in the negative temperatures for the past five days, and barely above zero degrees for another four days. To add insult to injury, the roads are caked in a white salt coating, the skies are a perpetual … Continue reading

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#89: Make biscotti

In my world (mind), cookies reside in a hierarchy. The bottom of the pyramid is split between two types of cookies: bar cookies and no-bake cookies. Bar cookies are sweets that are baked in a pan, then cut into squares … Continue reading

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