Category Archives: Food and Cooking

Food fantasies and big girl power in Coed Demon Sluts: Pog

For a lot of big (and formerly big) women, food is not necessarily a part of the picture. For Pog it’s everything. Sex equals power, demonhood means wealth, but food is love. Continue reading

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Tea, Earl Grey — Iced?

In the cooler months, I often drink tea throughout the days, beginning with a eye-opening cuppa English or Irish Breakfast and proceeding through lower-caffeine green or white teas. I like flavored teas, as well: Earl Grey, Lady Grey, tropical green … Continue reading

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A Tricoastal Woman: How I Learned to Cook

The Joy of Cooking

I never took home economics classes in high school. Even if I had wanted to – and I didn’t – my mother would have talked me out of it. “Anyone who can read,” she used to say, “can learn to … Continue reading

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Research and Lemons

While doing some research for my current work, I came across a set of recipes–and a deadly superstition. The first was for Atlantic Beach Pie, a dessert from the mid-Atlantic states. It sounded strange: a lemon custard pie on a … Continue reading

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Salt Potatoes

I came across a reference to salt potatoes as being a really good treat. I researched them and found they looked interesting, so I decided to try them out on Darwin and the boys. Salt potatoes are basically new potatoes … Continue reading

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Jubilee!

It’s cherry season!  I love cherries and will eat them like popcorn when they come in.  So will Darwin.  But last week, I bought two pounds and told Darwin to keep his hands off! “I’m making Cherries Jubilee,” I told … Continue reading

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State of the Farm: June, 2017

The drought last year and this wet spring have been significant enough I thought it worthwhile to revisit our little farm. As my two readers might recall, we had a multi-century drought last year. With the precipitation since last summer, … Continue reading

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The Popcorn Scam

For years I thought microwave popcorn bags were made of a special paper for microwave ovens.  I recently learned that this is not the case.  They’re ordinary paper bags. You want microwave popcorn?  Do this: Take an ordinary paper lunch … Continue reading

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Salad Help

This past week, I made a menu that came out heavy on the meat.  We had ribs, ham, hamburgers, and chicken.  It wasn’t on purpose–I just wasn’t paying attention. Maksim, my youngest, asked about some vegetarian dishes, and I said … Continue reading

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The News From 2Dits Farm: Microgreens

The robins are hopping around the back yard, scratching at dead grass and shrinking patches of snow. There are some signs of things emerging from winter’s icy grip–the crocuses have popped up in the last couple of days, and the … Continue reading

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