Monthly Archives: October 2009

Chicago: Shedd Aquarium, Millennium Park

This was my first full day in Chicago. I’m here with my sister, after spending a week hanging out in her hometown of La Crosse, Wisconsin. That was nice, too, but less eventful. We went to the Shedd Aquarium, which … Continue reading

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Where the Wild Things Are

How excited were you when you heard about this? And then how scared, when you realized that 10 sentences had to occupy an hour and a half of film? Here’s the thing: they hang a hell of a story onto … Continue reading

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Dinner Project: Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, I spent the morning writing the introduction to a cookbook. It’s a dream come true! The co-creators are Julianna Mimande (of Bacon and Eatery at the Artery) and artist/designer Gabe Wong (who is not the one I went … Continue reading

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Dinner Project: Teriyaki

This is a recipe my mom gave me, from one of her friends. It’s perfect. Equal parts soy sauce and mirin, a couple cloves grated garlic, a spoonful of honey and miso. That’s it. Marinate the chicken (I used boneless … Continue reading

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Snacks! Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

I had heard on Facebook about my friend Elena Porter’s grandmother’s sour cream coffee cake recipe; it sounded amazing so I harangued her into sharing it. And it’s true: it’s wonderful. Moist yet not dense, spicy and nutty. I will … Continue reading

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Lunch: Leek and Potato Soup

It’s forecast to snow today, and it is feeling like it. What’s better than soup then? Nothing. It’s easy and it’ll last me a couple of days unless I can get people to come over. Then it’ll be one nice … Continue reading

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Dinner Project: Noodles

My parents went to Japan this spring, remember? I didn’t. Not until I got all hungry tonight and found this packet of noodles they brought back for me. It’s beautifully packaged, of course. And this was in a box, with … Continue reading

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