Monthly Archives: April 2017

Reading: Michael Bloomfield by Ed Ward

Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero by Ed Ward My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a pretty short and succinct biography of Michael Bloomfield, a 1960s guitar hero I loved then and today. … Continue reading

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Chicken Chili Verde

Last month I tried a Serious Eats recipe for pork chili verde in the pressure cooker. You can read about it here. It was good (and easy) but I wasn’t overwhelmed. I have a long-prep-and-cook version that I preferred. Or … Continue reading

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Reading: All That’s Left to Tell by Daniel Lowe

All That’s Left to Tell by Daniel Lowe My rating: 2 of 5 stars This book just did not do anything for me; the story itself is so simple that I can’t help but give away the basic overlay. The … Continue reading

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Reading report: Dreamland by Sam Quinones

Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones My rating: 4 of 5 stars This fast-paced book follows two interlinked aspects of opiate abuse in America. In the first part we see how the small Mexican town … Continue reading

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Pinto Beans

April 15, 2017 I know I’ve blogged about pinto and refried beans a lot this winter and early spring – but I’ve just been so happy about my results. Plus I got a new flash modifier for my camera this … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Cooked Recently

I cooked a couple of things recently that I haven’t blogged about individually but thought I’d pull together in a summary post.   Pan Roasted Chicken – February 17 This is a recipe I originally made in January 2014. The … Continue reading

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Wood Duck Redux

Another (or the same) male wood duck in our back yard. He’s guarding the box Carla says it looks like he’s wearing a helmet. I agree

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