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March 30, 2017 0

Recipe: Korean Beef Bowl

By in Food

A “simplified” version of Korean cuisine flavors (lacking kimchi!), but fast, tasty, and providing for several days worth of leftovers.

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February 7, 2017 1

So long Flickr, and thanks for all the pix

By in Photopalooza, Roundups

Flickr hosted all my photo-needs for 11 long years from 2005-2017. But because of its sharp decline and poor usability, I decided to leave Flick last year and move all my images over to SmugMug. A year later: my Flickr Pro account has now expired, all 10,300+ photos have been moved to SmugMug, and re-categorized by year! To celebrate, here are 14 photos, […]

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January 2, 2017 0

2016: Most Memorable Movie Outings

By in Friends & Family, Movies

I saw exactly 100 films during 2016. That’s double my self-imposed limit of 4 per month (oops), way more than my mother (“I don’t think I saw 4 movies this entire YEAR!”), and way less than my film-critic boyfriend (who watched more than 300). While I certainly have personal favorites from those— including the usual “Best Films of […]

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November 28, 2016 0

Recipe: Basic Mac & Cheese

By in Food

This is a very traditional, no-frills take on mac and cheese — and it’s served us well — that we’ve been bringing to LUX-giving for several years.

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August 9, 2016 0

The new Pete’s Dragon: wonderfully for kids

By in Movies

A lot of reviews (from critics or otherwise) like to talk about whether or not a movie “held a child’s attention.” I completely understand the idea, but there are also SO MANY factors involved: parenting, pacing, other in-theater distractions, what they just ate, what they’re in the mood for, what other movies they’ve seen, how […]

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May 31, 2016 0

Recipe: Cowboy Caviar

By in Food

A Tex-Mex appetizer dip, closer to pico de gallo than salsa. It’s lactose-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, requires zero cooking, and makes a giant bowlful in less than 20 minutes. Since it’s a dip, it’s forgiving and adaptable to whatever you have on hand (I have canned corn, not frozen corn!) and your taste (don’t want cilantro? use parsley! want to add black olives? go […]

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May 23, 2016 0

Recipe: Tuscan Gnocchi Skillet

By in Food

Lessons learned from this one: (1) Gnocchi can be pan-fried, instead of boiled, and (2) field greens can stand in for baby spinach, in a pinch, but aren’t quite as good. Anything advertised as a “30-minute meal” always takes me longer, so I’ve listed this as a “45-minute meal” — your results may vary, depending on […]

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February 16, 2016 0

Recipe: Chicken & Herb Dumplings

By in Food

Adam’s a big fan of potpies, so during my cookbook-buying spree in the early 2000s I picked up Potpies: Yumminess in a Dish by Elinor Klivans. Trained in France, and known primarily for her pastry recipes (she’s got entire books dedicated solely to chocolate chips and donuts) Klivans has had a long and varied career as a […]

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January 31, 2016 0

SmugMug Ho!

By in Friends & Family, Photopalooza, Roundups

After 10 years with Flickr, I’m finally jumping ship and moving my online photo archives over to SmugMug. It’s going to be a challenge over the next year (when my Flickr Pro expires), but I think SmugMug will suit me better, and I’m looking forward to taking advantage of its cool features (GIFs-support! Custom gallery layouts!). To start […]

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January 30, 2016 0

RIP Blogroll

By in Technobabble

No one updates anymore, so I’m retiring the blogroll widget and archiving the links (that still work) here, for posterity. Simon & Ivan – The leading blog run by dashing hedgehogs Life Without a Lenscap – Todd’s LiveJournal The Amazing Adventures of Adam – Adam’s blog Captain Anndor’s Adventures – Anna’s LiveJournal Process + Color […]

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