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The Knife – Heartbeats from the album Deep Cuts. Jose Gonzales – Heartbeats from the album Veneer.

From Colonial Homes July/August 1982: Gourmets cherish the distinctive, nutty taste of wild rice, which they consider the “caviar” of grains.  It is expensive but expands considerably when cooked, and a little goes a long way.  It can also be combined felicitously with white rice to reduce the cost. Indigenous to North America and parts […]

Beanie Babie Cornhole Bag Toss

Beanie Babie Cornhole Bag Toss

Ty Warner Inc. Introduced Beanie Babies in 1993 and they quickly reached collector’s item status, with their popularity reaching its apex in the mid to late nineties.  Each new design was purposely made in small quantities and “retiring” shortly after release, which created a huge demand for them in the resale market.  Twenty years later, […]

Easton Garlic Festival

Easton Garlic Festival

On October 3 I went up to Easton, Pennsylvania to the Garlic Fest.  I looked forward to it all year because I love to eat garlic and not too many people in my life share this pursuit!  I also got to hang out with my friend Veronika who I have known since we were kids.  […]

Joe Boyd has settled in to a life of middle-aged tranquility with a lovely wife and a happy home; however six months out of the year, Joe is tormented by his beloved and beleaguered baseball team, the Washington Senators and their constant trouncing by the New York Yankees (Damn Yankees!). Poor Joe Boyd would sell […]

The first time I made homemade applesauce, it was a revelation:  It was so easy to make and it was so sweet without any added sugar. This is my go-to applesauce recipe: Ingredients 6 pounds apples (about 18 apples) 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon A pinch of nutmeg or allspice (optional) 3 cups water 2-5 […]