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  1. I don't have air conditioning at all and never had it growing up. We developed strategies and I have written about it before - up early to cook whatever protein we wanted - shrimp, chicken, some ground beef then when it starts to get warm close the windows and pull the shades down. Make sure there are potatoes and pasta cooked to make salads with and ohhhhh your tomatoes. Microwave for corn. Course I'm the weird girl drinking the pickling juice.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I actually did something I have never done before. I ordered food to be delivered to me at home. Plain pizza and a portion of lasagna. Still have most of them both left but it was an indulgence I'm not used to and it was suggested to me that maybe, every once in a while, I should do something for ME. That I am worth it. Don't know if I would do this again but it felt nice to indulge myself a bit.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    WALLEYE !!!!!!!😋 I adore walleye and can't get it where I live now. So when will we see the Spanish Rice a Roni in one of your meals......
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    eG Cook-Off #78: The Cane Berries of Summer

    Everything is so late here! It will be at least 3 more weeks until the wineberries are ready to pick IF they even make it that far without any rain. Usually I am picking by 4 July.
  5. Right now Tamar Adler's newest book....if Smudge will get off of it. I like her way of attacking food history and hope to meet up with her when I move back up to the Hudson Valley.
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    Posthumous Awards for Anthony

    For me the most important nomination was the Lebanon one. I posted on the page and also wrote privately a person I have known for many years asking how to get it nominated. It was ...didn't win but should have. It was a incredible piece of reportage.
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    Taco Bell 2014 -

    hey...I get it. I'm thinking about ordering a small cheese pie and a piece of lasagna right now.....
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    did my invite for the meatloaf get lost in the mail?
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    Taco Bell 2014 -

    I agree but I am a bit of a person that hates to hear her husband complain about them not doing the food to his satisfaction and then how his intestinal system is in distress......how I heard about the bit of butter on the English muffins and how they were burnt so I had to luck the burnt bits off....but not perfectly as himself had to pull off more
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    Taco Bell 2014 -

    Be STRONG.....I'm sure we can find a 12 step program for you an the hubs....
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    Taco Bell 2014 -

    No, sweetie......you aren't. I have a McDonald's and Wendy's within 2 miles and never eat there since it's so near to home I know I can make better food so close
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    Taco Bell 2014 -

    nacho fries are back in a 5.00 box with two tacos..... gonna check it out this week
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Not sure when he will be eating it but just sent Johnnybird off with the following: leftover baked cod mixed with mashed potatoes to make codfish cakes and tartar sauce eggy potatoes blueberries minced chicken salad I will be grateful when his appliances are fully integrated into his mouth and I am able to cook food that doesn't have to be minced or whizzed in a food pro.....
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    The Egg Sandwich

    so with dry socket....(who in their right mind schedules oral surgery 3 days before a 21 day vacation? oopppsss…...the husband does) what is something you can eat and gives you carbs and protein? OK....if you can't get salt fish cakes with over easy eggs you can get an egg sandwich.....which the husband did all across Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and Maine and New York......and here at home. forgot to add that HIMSELF did not know that if you order without cheese and without ham/bacon and lightly toasted they make them to order. Since John doesn't eat American cheese and without his teeth he can't eat the ham/bacon.
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    Nova Scotia/ PEI

    My how plans change...11 years later and John and I have just spent 16 days in Newfoundland. Came acrosd on the ferry yesterday and spemt the night in Bras d'Or. Found a little place across from the motel we were staying in called 1840 Kitchen right on 105. Nothing terribly fancy but good, well seasoned food. I had a cup of chili which was not too spicy but I have a question for y'all. What is it with mushrooms in chili? I noticed several other places that they were a regular imgredient and when I was speaking to the staff last night they were surprised that I should even ask. The winner last night was John's choice: fish cakes and baked beans. He said the fish cakes were the best he had had all trip;fresh tasting anf mot fried to super crusty. The beans were creamy and sweet but not as sweet as commercial products. I suspect molasses and maple syrup and salt pork. The outstanding things were the sides: coleslaw and "chow"which is used in place of tartar sauce. The slaw was one of the best I have ever tasted...creamy with just a touch of sweet. But the chow!!!! It is their version of chow-chow relish. It was sweet, vinegary, spicy all at once. I asked if they got it from the local market next door but they said it wasade in house. I was sad and told them I had hoped to get a jar to take home with me...and a small styrafoam container appeared with complimemts. Sad to say I opened it and snarfed a couple of warm spoonfuls and was teased by our server...but I didn't care.