food and drink

Julep Slushies

by meanlouise July 20, 2013 food and drink
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Our Dairy Godmother at American Food Roots

by meanlouise July 17, 2013 DMV

I keep forgetting to post this fun little interview with our Dairy Godmother that’s on the American Food Roots blog: “Frozen custard is a Wisconsin treat.”

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Jim Croce cover band

by meanlouise May 31, 2013 academia

When I was a kid, our next door neighbors had a Hammond organ. They used to let me play it but their sheet music selection was pretty limited. Very limited. Let’s put it this way: if you ever form a Jim Croce cover band and need some funky organ breaks for “Time in a Bottle,” […]

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That disturbance in the Force Martha Stewart feels every day is just me waking up

by meanlouise March 9, 2013 food and drink

[embedded image: post-smoothie cleanup operation] This morning I decided to make a green tea fruit smoothie because I had a large quantity of frozen fruit. This is not rocket surgery. You put fruit, green tea, honey and lime juice in a blender. Then you paint the ceiling with the smoothie when you accidentally turn the […]

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Powdered Donuts

by meanlouise February 6, 2013 food and drink

I spent hours today crafting a post about professionalism and web-presence. Then I glanced at twitter and all hell broke loose (in my brain). I’m not, by any means, a fearless person. Still, I like to think that I don’t let any phobias control me, but I know that’s not true. I’m deeply, utterly, completely […]

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My humanitarian quest

by meanlouise August 19, 2011 food and drink

I’ve decided to start a foundation. I don’t know what else to do, but my conscience won’t let me sit idly by any longer. I know an undertaking like this is a labor of love and loss and potential heartbreak, but I can’t watch these poor bastards suffer any longer. What spurred me to action? […]

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coffee coffee coffee

by meanlouise July 8, 2011 culture

Husband & I spent the day at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. We spent lots of time admiring the coffee-growing display and we enjoyed a presentation by a pair of Colombian coffee farmers about all things coffee.

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As American as Apple Pie

by meanlouise July 4, 2011 food and drink

Michele B and I don’t bake together. Here’s why. What I imagine it’s like when Michele is baking: What I know it’s like with me in the kitchen:

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I knew the random bottle of banana liquor I found in the cabinet would find a purpose

by meanlouise June 3, 2011 food and drink

Ezra Pound Cake makes “Banana Pudding for Grownups.”

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Spring Cleanse

by meanlouise May 10, 2011 food and drink

It seems like practically everyone we know is doing a Cleanse of some kind. Master Cleanse, juice cleanse, high-protein cleanse. Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse. The peer pressure has simply gotten to be too much. I hereby announce that I’m doing a Spring Cleanse. I started last night. I call it The Margarita Cleanse. It was working […]

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