Archive | July, 2006

Basil Lemonade

Perhaps I hadn’t been paying attention. But it suddenly seems that — all at once — every foodie magazine and television show has a Basil Lemonade recipe. It seems like an odd combination. While I like both, this isn’t a “you got chocolate in my peanut butter” home-run fusion. But the hype got to me. […]

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USDA Bans Import of Older Canadian Cattle Beef Due to Mad Cow Concerns

From the Calgary Sun: July 29, 2006Small beef over cow delay –Minimal impact expected after U.S. postpones lifting ban on older cattle By TODD SAELHOF The latest U.S. beef over mad cow disease in Canada has delayed the border reopening but only temporarily, say cattle experts. National agencies, including the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), insisted […]

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The Atlas of Popular Culture in the Northeastern United States

Map courtesy of The Atlas of Popular Culture in the Northeastern United States. My day job (one of them) is teaching Media and Communications at two colleges; this fall, I’ll be teaching Business Communications, Journalism I, and Introduction to Mass Communications. I have a B.A. in Communication Arts and an M.A. in Media Ecology; on […]

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Flurry & Weekend Dog Blogging

“If you let me back in the house, I promise I won’t bite the neighbor that’s helping you move. Well … not hard, anyway.” Thanks to Cate at Sweetnicks for hosting.

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Chocolate Jello Pudding Pops

There are few Cosby-related items I remember vividly from childhood: Fat Albert, watched in the afternoon on FOX 5. (The Brown Hornet: a tv show within a tv show. So meta!) The Cosby Show, with Claire Huxtable as perfection in an 80s power suit. (Pretty! Smart! Sophisticated! Did I mention pretty?) Chocolate Jell-o Pudding Pops; […]

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Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

This is freakin’ good. No, GREAT! Not only is it delicious but it’s simple to make and looks lovely. It would be a nice entree for an impromptu dinner party – all you’d need is a light tasting wine, a loaf of crusty bread, and a salad tossed with a simple vinaigrette. (Get the guests […]

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Quorn & More on US Beef

Adapted Mexican Meat-zza made with Quorn grounds. I cooked up an adapted version of Rachael Ray’s Mexican Meat-zza last night using Quorn Grounds, a vegatarian alternative to beef. It comes in 12 oz. packages and, according to the manufacturer, can be “sauté[d], bake[d], or microwave[d …] as you would ground beef or other similar meatless […]

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Chocolate Cupcakes

Happy birthday kid. Moving has turned me into a horrible bitch goddess . (Well, all right, not that alone — there was always a natural tendency.) Packing is boring, cleaning is tedious, waiting on mortgages is nervewracking, bleeding money is horrifying. For the past two weeks, my inclination is to bury myself in a den […]

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Kid-Friendly Turkey Burgers

I pulled this recipe from Epicurious.com for Saturday night. The kids did love them, as did Shane. I thought they were kind of bland (missing beef, I guess) nor did I care for the breadcrumbs, though no one else seemed to notice them. It’s not a horrible burger, just boring (note the amount of toppings […]

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Bye Bye Beef

From Reuters, 6/20/06: USDA to reduce mad cow testing program by 90 pct WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government will scale down its mad cow surveillance program by 90 percent to reflect a smaller presence of the disease in the United States, but reduced testing should not slow efforts to reopen a foreign markets to […]

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