Archive for October 2013

Policy Point Wendesday: Halloween Candy Buybacks

Policy Point Wendesday: Halloween Candy Buybacks
Every year, our Neighborhood Watch puts on a huge event for Halloween – M&M Mars has been kind enough to support our efforts with a donation of (my favorite!) candy, which Watch members hand out to the kids, and we keep an eye on the neighborhood for the whole evening to make sure everyone has... Read more »

The Wayback Machine: Cthulhu Sandwiches

The Wayback Machine: Cthulhu Sandwiches
“In his kitchen at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu simmers…dreaming.” With a gnawing at their vitals, three young men, of apparently sound mind but empty of stomach, resolved to venture into the kitchen for some sustenance. Little did they know the horror that awaited just beyond the sink…. The first of the three first braved the sulfurous stink of... Read more »

The Food Desert Project: Bolani Kadu (Persian Pumpkin Turnovers)

The Food Desert Project: Bolani Kadu (Persian Pumpkin Turnovers)
Whenever autumn rolls around, I stockpile cans of pumpkin puree – not the “pumpkin pie filling” that has who knows what added, but the plain stuff.  I love baking with it, and for Halloween breakfast I’d made pumpkin muffins and added a jam swirl to the batter, which used 1 cup of pumpkin.  Terrific. Of... Read more »
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OUT TO LUNCH

Quips, Travails and Braised Oxtails will be taking a short hiatus as we enjoy the Fall season…  We’ll be back on Wednesday, October 23rd, so stay tuned!

The Food Desert Project: Vegan Pumpkin Almond Cream Soup

The Food Desert Project: Vegan Pumpkin Almond Cream Soup
Every year, we host the Neighborhood Watch for Halloween. A while back, our neighborhood was plagued by teens who thought egg-throwing was mischief and good fun, but who didn’t realize that eggs permanently stain masonry and fabric awnings, and etch the paint on cars. Over 40 dozen eggs (we retrieved the cartons,) or 4 full cases was... Read more »

Sundays with Sparky: Pizza with Prosciutto and Arugula

Sundays with Sparky: Pizza with Prosciutto and Arugula
Waaay back when Sparky was knee-high to a grasshopper…or more realistically, knee-high to a basketball player, when we dined out as a family, we often visited one of many excellent local pizzerias. Sparky would invariably order the pepperoni pizza “for kids”…but almost always wound up eating the pizzas we’d chosen for ourselves. We’d get stuck... Read more »
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Policy Point Wednesday: Infographic on Global Health Habits