Farewell Relay…

After over 2 1/2 years, it’s a sad farewell… I discovered RelayFoods just over 2 1/2 years ago. My first few orders were experimental – I felt a little odd getting my groceries delivered after all – but their amazing quality and service won me over and I’ve been a loyal shopper ever since. I…

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Yagenbori

  Grocery shopping in Tokyo was an experience. Some things were easy – eggs, fruit, bread. Some things were surprisingly challenging – which milk do we want. Other things were… Interesting. There was an Akafudado just a few blocks from our place. It was where we stopped to pick up things like coffee and the makings…

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Confessions of a coffee snob…

Ladies and gentlemen, I have a coffee cup for travel. It’s virtually spill proof and keeps two cups of my home brew hot and ready to go. It’s kinda cool and it’s red. I like red. Yeah, see, that’s it right there. That shiny red cup full of caffeinated goodness is at this moment filled…

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Pictures or it didn’t happen?

Last night, I did an amazing dinner (if I do say so myself), but completely forgot to take a picture of the food. I was too engaged with the people at our table to think about reaching for a camera to capture the pile of fresh-off-the-grill skewers. Now more than ever, our lives are lived…

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winter is coming… and there will be cooking!

Somewhere in the early second season, a friend got me hooked on Game of Thrones. I dutifully backtracked and watched every episode so I knew the whole story. Then, in a fit of addiction after the season ended, I picked up the books. Yeah, it’s that kind of obsession. So, fittingly, as the season three…

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Prompts for the promptless… Meraki

Every now and then, in my stumblings around WordPress I find something… unique or really thought provoking. The Prompts for the Promptless series was one of those finds. I’m usually just not into artificial prompts. I’m an intermittent participant in WP’s own weekly photo and writing challenges and I’m woefully behind on the 365 project. I just…

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Circus Animals… the cookies of youth, part II

I feel like a kid in a candy store! Earlier this month, I bemoaned the fact that I can’t get Mother’s Circus Animal Cookies in the lovely state of Maryland… well, I can get them, if I’m willing to pay outrageous prices to have them shipped here. And then my wonderful hubby came home from the…

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Circus Animals… the cookies of youth

Remember these things? Yeah, those uber-sweet Circus Animal cookies from your childhood. I’m not big on a lot of “packaged” foods, but I have to admit these suckers trip the nostalgia trigger for me… big time! On a recent ice cream run, we thought we had hit the mother load. We saw a bag that…

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“Idiocracy” must have been written by Dr. Who

Some time ago, we watched the film “Idiocracy” and while I laughed at some of it, it was a nervous, uncomfortable laughter. Why? Because I feared that it was entirely too possible. Then I told myself, “Nah! People aren’t that… well… that… dumb.” And then came Honey Boo Boo. I don’t watch TV. I don’t…

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Please pass the package of pre-prepared pesto…

I have this thing for antique cookbooks. They’re fun to read; it’s not just the old recipes, but the little glimpse into life as it was that they give. And if that statement baffles you, I suggest you go pick up a cookbook that was printed pre-World War II. Today’s cookbooks may be full of…

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