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Monday Munchies: Truffle Mayonnaise

Have you missed me?  Apologies to our regular readers, but recently we have encountered a strange phenomenon called “reality” and it had to be addressed.  We have a lot of exciting things coming up…Teen Geek is graduating from high school, Word Nerd Teen has been advised to finish her studies early and dance, we are […]

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Monday Munchies: Amelia Bedelia’s chocolate “chip” cookies

I used to love Amelia Bedelia.  Who wouldn’t love someone who “dresses the chicken” by sewing him a little tuxedo?  In reality, Amelia would have been fired, possibly even sent to group home for adults unable to care for themselves.  In fiction, she went on dressing chickens, dusting the furniture and drawing the drapes in […]

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Monday Munchies: Herbal Bath

Oh, the sacrifices I make for this blog! It was difficult, but for my dear readers I bit the bullet and let myself luxuriate in an herbal bath from the pages of Rosemary Remembered by Susan Wittig Albert.  (Please note that this is not truly a “munchie”, as it is not intended to be ingested!) The recipe […]

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Monday Munchies: Beer Pickles

Today’s Monday Munchie comes from Brooklyn Brew Shop’s Beer Making Book: 52 Recipes for Small Batches. You can read our review here. These pickles are super simple to make and the cold process keeps them extra crispy.  The flavor is slightly reminiscent of bread & butter pickles. 8 Kirby cucumbers (also known as pickling cucumbers) 1 […]

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Monday Munchies: Paddington’s Orange Marmalade Cannoli

Let me just get it out in the open– I love me some Paddington Bear.  What’s not to love about a sweet, somewhat addled brown bear orphaned and alone at a railway station? Paddington also happens to love orange marmalade and hats, so we are kindred spirits. I am quite sure that today’s Monday Munchie […]

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