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S often asks my why I don’t blog about Mose and Samuel, our two cats. The answer is simple: Words to Eat By is about food, not pets, as notably adorable as our boys may be. If either one ever did something food-related, sure, I’d write about it. Well, today is the day. I just […]
I think I may be joining a cult. In much the same way that, say, Moonies seduce vulnerable souls with tales of self-discovery and newfound strength, so has my 9-quart Le Creuset convinced me that a richer, more fulfilling life is mine for the taking. Scarcely a month ago, this blue devil flung himself into […]
Mention frozen grapes in any Weight Watchers meeting and listen to the sighs of remembered pleasure. In my meeting a few weeks ago, one member claimed she found them as satisfying—and addictive—as ice cream. Now, I’ve been hearing about the wonders of the frozen grape for close to a decade. They’re no secret. But the […]
This is apparently a true story. I keep giggling, then gagging: Finger Found in Wendy’s Chili–Sales Drop Sharply (Columbus, Ohio–AP, March 26, 2005) — Sales have dropped sharply at Wendy’s restaurants in the area of northern California where a woman claimed she found part of a finger in a bowl of chili. A company spokesman […]
It happened again. At the supermarket the other day, there were lovely, aromatic pineapples on display. Good price, too. I selected carefully, sniffing the bottoms as I’d been instructed by somebody or other (why do I trust these people?) until I found one that smelled distinctly pineappley. Sugary. Delighted, I brought it home and refrigerated […]