Monthly Archives: September 2010

3 C’s (chili, cayenne, cocoa) for the Colwin-Hepburn Brownie

Although I respectfully revised it in a 2007 blog post, I stand second to none in my admiration for Laurie Colwin’s  version of Kathryn Hepburn’s iconic from More Home Cooking. (pages 75-80) Now inspired by a throw-away line about chili … Continue reading

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SweeTango, An Apple Lifelist Challenge and My Hot Dog Lifelist

Had my first SweeTango apple this morning. It was very good — crisp, bright, and with a clearly identifiable and sweet flavor. It is not, however, a Honeycrisp, which remains a favorite, along with Gala, Pink Lady, Jazz Apple and, … Continue reading

Posted in Gray's Papaya, Hot Dog Lifelist, Mike Anderson, Nathan's, NuWay, Pinks, SweeTango, The O, The Varsity | Leave a comment

A Tiny Peugeot Pepper Mill Ends Traveler’s Tasteless Black Pepper Dust Misery

Tasteless Black Pepper Dust is one of the lesser miseries of a frequent traveler.  On a room service breakfast before the caffeine kicks in, or in an airport where flavor is hard to find, Black Pepper Dust is one more … Continue reading

Posted in Peugeot Pepper Mill, Professionalism Has Attached, San Pedro Crowne Plaza, Tasteless Black Pepper Dust | 2 Comments