Category Archives: food

7 Quick Takes, volume 19: Thankfulness edition

— 1 — Since just yesterday America celebrated its holiday of gratitude, I figured I’d make this weeks 7QT all about those things I’m grateful for. Every year I realize I am very grateful for food. I’ve always loved it, … Continue reading

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Particular thankfulness

When I was a kid my mom would “set up” my toothbrush for me. Before school and before bed, she would put the toothpaste on my toothbrush and set it out in the bathroom for me. It wasn’t anything taxing … Continue reading

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Learning to parboil

I am a boring cook. I don’t feel any particular grief about this. I simply learned many years ago what I like, and how to prepare it, and now am a connoisseur of various combinations of pasta and vegetables. Risotto … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes volume 18: St Margaret’s Day edition

— 1 — As a kid I relished time spent with my dear grandmother Margaret, riding the city bus into downtown Hartford, pulling the cord to let the driver know to let us off at the G Fox building, and … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes, Volume 13

— 1 — The day is almost upon us! Tomorrow I plan to complete the Hartford Half-Marathon for the 7th time. Every year that goes by I get a little busier and train a little less, and feel less and … Continue reading

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Eating nachos with my brother

My sweetheart eats slowly. Don’t get me wrong, I love to eat with him. And maybe it’s only slowly to me. Maybe I eat fast. However you slice it, I’m usually done first which  leaves me both feeling like a … Continue reading

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The curious incident of the chives in the night time

I walked out my back door this morning to a shocking sight. Shocking I say! My basil and chive plants, in cute matching pots, who go by the names of Bert and Ernie, have disappeared from my pathetic attempt at … Continue reading

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What tastes good, what feels good.

So many foods taste so good. I will never forget the first time I woke up to indigestion after a night of Tex-Mex delicacies. I was in my mid-twenties and was struck not just by the icky feeling in my … Continue reading

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7 quick takes, volume 9

— 1 — Today was the deadline by which I had to order prints from the photo service I use before they deleted all of them. This happens every year, and since I don’t want to lose my archive I … Continue reading

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Are there people for whom new experiences are not fraught with anxiety? Hello? Are you out there? Because sometimes I think there are two kinds of people in the world: people who freak out when they do new things, and … Continue reading

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