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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tim Tams in Heaven

Well, as I just finished writing that last post musing about friends who had passed untimely, I got a call from a friend saying that one of our mutual friends, one of the leading lights of the http://www.ship-of-fools.com forums, had died unexpectedly.

Erin loved Tim Tams - she considered the poor availability of them in the US a sign of degeneracy in the nation - so I'm reprising one of my greatest hits for her: How to Eat A Tim Tam. http://loveandcooking.blogspot.com/2004/10/how-to-eat-tim-tam.html

BTW, you might find them in the States as "Arnott's Biscuits", at Cost Plus World Market and other fine stores. I didn't have a chance to get them before a memorial get-together; we had Irish coffee (with lots of Irish) at Brennan's in Berkeley instead.

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Monday, January 03, 2011

This time for sure, Rocky!

Has it been almost three years since I've updated? It feels like longer. I *have* been There and Back Again, through the lands of Overworked then Unemployed, dead cameras, dead dishwasher, dead fridge, and too many dead friends. I think of Leila (http://bedouina.typepad.com/) every time I make hummus. I could help feed a funeral crowd, and last January I made chili mac for 140 with exactly 2.5 helpers, but I had trouble feeding myself.

But I've got a new camera, and a job with a saner schedule, and have started puttering around in the kitchen more, so it looks like it's time to dust off the old Blogger account.

Best purchase in the interval: a crock-pot with a timer and a removable, dishwashable insert. Great for both work days and hot cereal in the morning.

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