June 6, 2021

Makes 4 servings (multiplies easily) INGREDIENTS 4 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 ounces (60 g) smoked salmon lox or Nova Scotia salmon 2 tablespoons(30 ml) Avo Mayo (or homemade mayonnaise) 2 teaspoons (10 ml) Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon (15 ml) dill pickle juice ¼ teaspoon (1.25 ml) salt ¼ teaspoon (1.25 ml) black

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January 30, 2021

You should know the story from the last post I wrote about why I’m posting these 13 books instead of the whole list of 52.  The short answer is that my wife browbeat me into dividing them into four posts.  All the books in this post were selected at random from the 52 books I

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January 11, 2021

I read a lot of books in 2020, and most of them were pretty good. I trawled through them looking for the ones I got the most out of–either in information or sheer pleasure.  I ended up with, I felt, enough to recommend.  So, I set about putting together a long post detailing all these

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December 25, 2020

What follows is my second favorite Christmas story of all time. My favorite is, of course, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, which I try to read at least once a year. But Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl Buck runs it a close, close second. I love this story so much because I’ve

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December 10, 2020

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS  2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 3 cups water 1 tablespoon Kosher salt 2 ½ ounces haricot vert, steamed and thinly sliced 4 green onions, trimmed and cut in rings  ¾ cup carrot shreds  1 bunch fresh cilantro, stems removed and leaves finely chopped 2 heads baby romaine or bibb lettuce, washed and

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