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Another quick meal (with photo)

July 1st, 2015 · 6 Comments

We were coming home late a few days ago and stopped off to shop with an eye towards something quick and easy that would also use lots of what we already had on hand at home. I ended up grabbing some ground turkey, and here’s what emerged. We ended up with a turkey patty and […]

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Tags: Food · Photographs

Another two-pot challenge for the cook

June 18th, 2015 · 4 Comments

We try to save money while traveling by frequently eating in our room. If we don’t have a refrigerator or cooking facilities, we’ll just order take out, buy a bottle of wine, and spread out in the room. Here in Des Moines, we reserved a room at the Residence Inn that promised a full kitchen. […]

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Tags: Food · Photographs · Travel

Comments on this bottle of Costco wine

June 11th, 2015 · 1 Comment

With Kamehameha Day closing in, we indulged with a nicer-than-usual bottle of wine from Costco last night (and, in the process, exposing the cheapskate budget wine we usually restrict ourselves to). We were walking through Costco late this afternoon, and I picked up this bottle which was $4 above the top of our normal price […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · Food

Desperately seeking pizza

April 29th, 2015 · 13 Comments

Do you make your own pizza crusts? Are you happy with your creations? If so, I need your help! When we were in Auckland last month, we spent several nights enjoying the thin crust pizza at a little restaurant right downstairs in the building where we were staying. It was described as European style pizza. […]

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Tags: Food

What SF has done to modernize access to restaurant inspection ratings

April 28th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Here’s a great idea highlighted by an article on CityLab.com, formerly known as The Atlantic Cities (“3 Cities Using Open Data in Creative Ways to Solve Problems“). In San Francisco, they’ve managed to partner with Yelp. The cooperative arrangement has allowed them to make government restaurant inspection reports and ratings available online as part of […]

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Tags: Computers · Consumer issues · Food · Sunshine