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Vacation Eats

In Mr. Universe (which I really enjoyed, even though I fell asleep before the end of it–that’s what happens to me toward the end of a semester),  Jim Gaffigan said, “Really that’s all a vacation is–just us eating in a place we’ve never been.” I couldn’t agree more. In fact, as Jesse and I were planning our […]

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Sneak Peek

Last Wednesday, right after my summer class ended and final grades were posted, Jesse and I hopped in the car and took off for a whirlwind mini-vacation to Nashville and Memphis. Neither of us had ever been before, and we had a bit of overlap with the beginning of my Real Summer, and Jesse’s week […]

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West Virginia Weekend

A few weekends back, we went to West Virginia with Joannie and Tim to visit my parents. We had loads of fun–eating Christy’s hot dogs (chili + slaw + toasted bun = heaven), playing Scrabble late at night, and enjoying the mountains. The trip was a brief one–up on Saturday, back on Sunday–but we packed […]

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Spring Break Reading

This morning was gray and sullen (perfect time to work), but the afternoon was sunny and warm and inviting. I read outside and then went to the library to stock up. Here’s what I’ll be reading (or at least starting): An assortment of Bittman cookbooks, plus a John le Carré novel and one by Stephen […]

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How to Tell the Semester’s Over

In case you ever wondered how to tell whether I’m on break or not, here are some signs. 1. This weekend, I made bread. The most beautiful, glorious, lovely loaf I’ve ever made. (Okay, fine. That was the second batch I made that day. The first batch never made it to the rising stage because […]

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