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  1. We made it to the last day of the school year! Boy only had to go into quarantine once, which is a success!! All and all, it was a good year for him.
  2. I was fine until Tampa scored on the pp. One goal leads make me very nervous. It should be a good series. I drove by the new arena several weeks ago. I so wish it existed when I was a kid as it's slightly more than a mile from my childhood home. Instead I went to high school walking distance from the coliseum. Barclay's was awful for hockey, although I loved being able to take the subway to games.
  3. I wanted something easy to sip while watching hockey yesterday. So made myself a Whisky Smash using Elijah Craig bourbon.
  4. How long has it been since you last saw your family in-person?
  5. This happens is will all too much frequency. My personal favorite was when he announced he doesn't like avocado as he was in the midst of scarfing down my avocado tartine. He hasn't eaten one since.
  6. Late one night some months ago I decided to start re-reading Laurie Colwin's Home Cooking which I originally read 20+ years ago. I remembered it being charming and somewhat timeless. And liked the idea of being able to dip in, read an essay or two, and walk away. Maybe it's just me, but I don't think it holds up. I find her kind of annoying. Some things are better off not being re-visited.
  7. Somehow you missed this post from 13 years ago. I'm pretty sure that somewhere else I mentioned that the book led me to asking for a tutorial on cricket from a friend.
  8. Thanks. I make a couple of things that friends have said the same thing about.
  9. Please tell me about your famous rhubarb chutney.
  10. Rhubarb margaritas. Met friends for a picnic in the park today so I made a large batch that disappeared quite quickly.
  11. If they're waterlogged, I would roast them.
  12. WTF is that bar menu? I don't get it. But then, I'm not their target audience,
  13. Bicicletta 3 oz dry white wine (Ella Valley Vineyards Ever White), 2 oz campari (in this case Luxardo Bitter Rosso), soda water - chilled to top. 2 orange wheels for garnish. Your new summer spritz! You can thank me later.
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    If you're going to try to re-create this home look at the book Falastin. There's a recipe in there.
  15. And this is why I've always been able to overcome my desire to buy copper!
  16. I'm not quite sure what came over me, but I decided to polish some of my silver tonight - My shabbat candlesticks were obscenely tarnished as were some picture frames. And I while I was at it, I polished up a brass tray that belonged to my great-grandmother, that I use under my candlesticks, that I don't think has been polished in several decades. I despise polishing silver (it was my bi-weekly pre-shabbat chore as a kid) but I feel as if I had a good workout.
  17. Ramp Pizza. We liked it so much the first time, I had to make it again.
  18. Spring Shower. 2 oz Dorothy Parker American Gin, 1/4 oz Campari, 3/4 oz each rhubarb syrup and lemon juice, dash of Angostura bitters, chilled club soda This is a riff on the Bridal Shower, which calls for vodka. Chose the gin because it includes hibiscus in the infusion which pairs well with rhubarb.
  19. We drove the building several weeks ago. It was so sad. I've made myself a lot of Audrey Saunder's classics over the past year. SIGH.
  20. I usually use the Earth Balance sticks when I'm making something pareve. I have heard good things about Miyoko's Vegan "Butter" but it's obscenely expensive for 8 oz. Trader Joe's and Whole Foods carry it. I wouldn't substitute oil unless the recipe calls for melted butter. In which case it's the 75% of the weight of butter.
  21. Gottlieb's is the place to go for Thursday night chulent.
  22. Perhaps it's better said that the fourth category is Treyf.
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