Monthly Archives: March 2013

That’s not even a word

Some words can be pronounced more than one way. Famously, Caribbean has two pronunciations: One with the accent on the second syllable, one with a strong accent on the third and a lesser on the first. The vowel sounds aren’t … Continue reading

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Ant jelly

This might be more of a summer post, but with spring around the corner (not that you’d know it from looking out my window, where the view is snowy), I thought it was worth sharing. After about two years in … Continue reading

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Disregard my gaze

Sometimes I get frustrated by Amazon’s recommendations algorithm. They’re usually pretty good once they get to know you, but I still, annoyingly, get recommendations based on things I’ve merely looked at. Amazon has a longstanding bug in which when you … Continue reading

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Better left unknown

Awhile back I mentioned how some mysteries are often better left unsolved—even, sometimes, for the writer. After I was reminded of a particularly bad movie, I realized this is because coming up with intriguing questions, leaving tantalizing clues for the … Continue reading

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Yearning for salt potatoes

Because the spring madness has taken me, and I already have had my first taste of steak (at least, cooked on my grill) for the year, I may as well stay on this food discussion kick a while. Right now … Continue reading

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Things I am indisputably right about: Cherry vanilla

Some time ago I discovered that Häagen Dazs, for all their renown, doesn’t know cherry vanilla from shinola. I thought if anyone made a good cherry vanilla ice cream, it’d be them. But I was wrong: They made it with … Continue reading

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Mushrooms on the grill

Inasmuch as I won’t have a chance to make this again soon, I may as well post about it so someone else can enjoy it vicariously. If you’re the kind of person who grills just meat but doesn’t think to … Continue reading

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