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The cold that nearly ate Christmas vacation

The night before Christmas Eve, my wife came home with a sore throat. Colds are very bad news in our house, because often we both catch them and when I get a cold, it tends to go to my lungs. … Continue reading

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Christmas vacation on short notice

Christmas is sneaking up on me this year. I’ve been listening to Christmas music of course, and the tree is up, but we’re at less than two weeks now and I still have a lot of shopping to do. It’s … Continue reading

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Poor man’s cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon is a weird spice for me. I like it, but only in moderation. It’s a spice that doesn’t know its place, because it shows up in all kinds of things where it doesn’t belong. Applesauce, for one; oh sure, … Continue reading

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Christmas music inertia, and why it’s wonderful

It’s official: Y94 FM started playing Christmas music yesterday at noon. The preseason is here. And I don’t mind, because in my house growing up the preseason started in September. Christmas was a big deal, a whole season of festivity. … Continue reading

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Pumpkin bread!

Yes it has an exclamation point! I mentioned last year that my mom finally gave me her famous pumpkin bread recipe, and I made it just before Thanksgiving. This was always a staple around my house around the holidays, starting … Continue reading

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Christmas vacation is coming!

Merry Christmas Adam! (That’s what my family always calls the 23rd of December, which it officially is now.) Pretty much every year since I had this job, I’ve been fortunate enough to take off time from Christmas Eve straight through … Continue reading

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My first proper sous vide

I got interested in sous vide cooking a while back, and since then I’ve played around with it a little bit—but only in a very limited way. My past attempts have involved placing meat in a zipper bag and getting … Continue reading

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