Tag Archives: Food–vegan

An Amazon Package and Bacon Bits

In some ways, I live an old-fashioned life. I borrow books and movies from the library (no TV or Netflix), I almost never shop online, and I don’t like bacon (okay, that last one will make sense in a minute). … Continue reading

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Failing to Fail, a Disappointing Success

I don’t even know how to write this post. It’s like my brain has been turned upside down, making left right and right left. The “rustic tarts” failed. They came out as cupcakes, like the recipe originally intended. So maybe … Continue reading

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Rustic Tarts: Failing Deliberately

A few months ago, I made cupcakes for a party: jelly-filled cupcakes. I’d made them before, but I measured and mixed thoughtfully, wanting guests to have something special. The first of two trays failed. Everything went wrong: the top half … Continue reading

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The More Domestic I Get, the More I Value the Old.

It’s 19 degrees Farenheit as I write this post here in Portland, with wind blowing dry snow perfectly horizontal.  At times, it blows past my office window so sideways I get vertigo. Our house is old and has no insulation, … Continue reading

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There you go again, showing your humanity!

On my way to the cafe, fifteen minutes late, I told myself I’d walk in, greet my friend, apologize for being late, then settle in for an Americano and good conversation. No reason to explain why I was late (a … Continue reading

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“Valuing the Carrot as Much as the Steak”

You might laugh at my latest dish-washing realization.  I left the dirty dishes after dinner one night and did not clean them until after dinner the next night.  This meant that as I made the next night’s dinner, I had … Continue reading

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Aiming to Please without Apology

Right after Julia Child’s husband, Paul, bragged to his brother that all sorts of delicious foods were “spouting out of [Julia’s] finger ends like sparks out of a pinwheel,” Julia made a disgusting lunch for herself and her friend Winnie.  … Continue reading

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