Category Archives: Elsewhere

Just the meals, ma’am

What a fantastic trip to the Pacific Northwest. It’s one of my soul’s homes, right up there with Ireland and northern Arizona. But that’s another story for another time. In this space I need to stick to just the meals … Continue reading

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Chumbo!

You may have heard the word before. Apparently it has a number of disparate meanings, several of them uncomplimentary terms for people. My favorite (according to the Urban Dictionary) being: A derogatory (mean, rude) name for a ridiculously straight man. … Continue reading

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Inland shrimp burgers rule!

Which is the best shrimp burger? The one that’s delicious and nearby enough to enjoy on a fairly regular basis. From my perspective here in Raleigh, then, the nod goes to Silver Lake Oyster Bar in Wilson. Those of you … Continue reading

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June is for foodies

Love that fire Did you ever wonder why the Iron Chef America competitors confidently begin cooking immediately after the secret ingredient is revealed? (Besides your suspicion — or knowledge — that most “reality shows” are staged and choreographed like mad.) … Continue reading

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Beans and bread

 Includes: Lantern, Chapel Hill, N.C. and Watts Grocery, Durham, N.C. I am, once again, woefully behind in my blogging. My keyboard just can’t keep up with my mouth! First, a cherries confession Well, guess what? The liquored-up cherries I made … Continue reading

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Mountain magic

Ahhhhh … Asheville, my favorite North Carolina spot. My soul’s at home in the mountains, and Asheville’s a growing, funky, eclectic town with a nice food scene. And my daughter has relocated there, so I have plenty of excuses now … Continue reading

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Is anyone still out there?

I hope you weren’t despairing, my handful of loyal readers. I didn’t abandon you. I just took a break while Erin was home visiting. And then I went to Orlando. And of course I encountered a handful of delicious things … Continue reading

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