Monthly Archives: February 2013

In the new house

Oops – I just realized I haven’t posted in most of a week. That’s because the intervening time has been all about moving. We’re not quite done yet; it’s amazing how much stuff there was to move from a furnished … Continue reading

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eyes

I was a bit worried about getting to the clinic and back because the streetcar wasn’t running normally today, but Trimet did a great job filling in with shuttle buses (and also, everyone else on the streetcar was going to … Continue reading

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flank steak

So far, that bland chicken pot pie has been the only recipe from Real Simple that has steered me wrong. (If I do it again, I’ll swap out the carrots, thyme and most of the peas for cilantro and chili, … Continue reading

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driving to a solution?

Well, I’m taking some concrete action on my driving issues. I’m increasingly convinced that the problem is something with my eyes’ focus (that caused that panic attack back in Taiwan that started all this). I feel like I can’t look … Continue reading

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Follow-up to the follow-up

The chicken pot pie looked great, but tasted totally bland. The only flavoring was from salt, pepper, thyme and the main ingredients (chicken, carrots, peans, onions). It didn’t help that the pinot gris I used was sweeter than it ought … Continue reading

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followup, about work and strawberries

The strawberries are done. I couldn’t find graham cracker crumbs at the supermarket for the topping, and all the packages of graham crackers were very large, so I bought a small pack of Teddy Grahams and crushed them up myself. … Continue reading

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cooking and contentment

Those are the makings for dinner – shredded chicken for a chicken vegetable pot pie, with cheesecake-stuffed strawberries for dessert. I’ll be doing my first shift as a library volunteer this afternoon, so I figured I’d better do some preparation … Continue reading

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more house ramblings

On the food front: today I’m making a pot roast, for the first time since returning to the US. I was never able to make a decent one in the Netherlands; something about the cuts of meat there meant that … Continue reading

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AKICILJ: a brief shopping question

When you go through Dutch museums and look at the old still-lifes, over and over from artist after artist, you see the same glass, like the one in this painting. (They’re from the days before forks; those bumps on the … Continue reading

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chief cook and bottlewasher

Actually, that title is untrue; I am the chief cook and Ted is the bottlewasher. Since I’m at home now, I have taken on the cooking, shopping and housekeeping duties. (Previously we split the cooking and we’ve had a housekeeping … Continue reading

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