2For66

Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

Regular readers of this blog know that Cook’s Illustrated is a go-to for me recipe-wise. But I suppose not everything can be great. I think Vermonters don’t know Mexican food. I had my doubts going into this venture as it called for short ribs rather than skirt steak. But I thought what the heck. While …

Continue reading

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves by P.G. WodehouseMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Another classic Jeeves and Wooster story. Bertie once again travels to Totleigh Towers to try to repair the rift in Gussie Finknottle and Madeline Basset’s engagement. Pop Basset and Roderick Spode (Lord Sidcup) think he is there to steal a black amber statuette …

Continue reading

I’ve written before about eating burritos at Bob Newlon’s house when I was in junior high school. Bob was my best friend in junior high and going into high school. Before we had our licenses, we drove his dad’s truck around the undeveloped streets near his house; when we took a turn too hard and …

Continue reading

Warning! This story ends well, but there is a picture of a duckling that didn’t make it. There is other interesting content in the picture so I’ll leave that picture small; you can click on it to see an enlarged version if you wish. Back in March we had at least two wood duck pairs …

Continue reading