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I always wanted to be a gastronomer

Mar. 30, 2014 10:27 am 
Updated: Apr. 3, 2014 10:18 pm
Perhaps it should be titled, The Internet Foolies. Ok, I'm 3 for 3. A few months ago, I downloaded a pool game onto my Iphone and I'm somewhat addicted to it. The only problem with the game is that it's immensely popular and a consequence of that is that the games server overloads… MORE
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Mar. 24, 2014 11:03 pm 
Updated: Mar. 29, 2014 5:32 pm
I was asked by AR to delete my shilling references from my Mazolaoids blog. I've done so. I didn't get back to this til a couple of days ago, and was really surprised at the hullaballoo this blog caused. In a way I'm delighted because my primary goal was to just get some of the Allstars to… MORE
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Mar. 19, 2014 12:59 pm 
Updated: Mar. 24, 2014 10:38 pm
I have been asked by Allrecipes to amend this blog so that it doesn't involve name calling. I've been on here for close to three years now and I've watched the changes come and... come. The Allrecipes Allstars setup was something I viewed with some skepticism right from the get go. It seemed… MORE
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Mar. 3, 2014 1:54 pm 
Updated: Mar. 5, 2014 7:07 am
Hi everyone. Ye old rare and feisty at your service once again. I'm still working far afield from my home but hope to remedy that soon by making my place of work, home! Meanwhile, apple pie. Years back when it was my habit to tackle different genres of cooking, I undertook to find the perfect… MORE
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Jul. 9, 2013 10:23 pm 
Updated: Jul. 14, 2013 3:19 pm
The following is a letter that I just sent to the Swanson site, sadly. Once upon a time, I was a very young man (age 16), freshly moved from home and on my own, feeding myself. In the beginning, not knowing how to cook, Swanson was my chef quite frequently. I liked the Salisbury Steak, LOVED… MORE
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Jul. 2, 2013 12:16 am 
Updated: Jul. 4, 2013 7:23 am
It was Docs post down below wherein he mentions Aspic that spawns this blog. I on occasion, blank out on names and it just so happens that every now and then I blank on a name for years. Aspic was just such a name. I probably tried to remember that word for 3 or 4 years and just couldn't… MORE
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Jun. 16, 2013 12:49 am 
Updated: Jun. 22, 2013 11:11 am
Well howdy doo all you AR folks. I know I know, I've been away for some time and it's a my bad thing but I'm here to tell you that I'm back, all decked out in a shiny suit with a brand new 45$ badge from AR! A good part of my reticence in re-upping is this disturbing trend among companies in… MORE
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Jan. 15, 2013 11:26 am 
Updated: Jan. 22, 2013 4:15 am
This happens so infrequently that I never remember to write about it. The other day I found myself with some time. I should note that I am working 800 miles from my home so I do not have my regular distractions to fill up any free time I have. Thusly blessed with real free time, I decided to… MORE
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Dec. 2, 2012 7:09 am 
Updated: Dec. 15, 2012 10:47 am
Gosh, yes, it has been awhile since I wrote anything. This is what happens when your commute involves either A. 12 hours of driving or B. Airline tickets. Sigh. So today I find myself exercising option A again, seeing as how option B (which already demands that I be both patient, servile and… MORE
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Jul. 21, 2012 11:58 pm 
Updated: Aug. 6, 2012 7:38 pm
As with anything I suppose there are good things about AR and bad about AR. I feel strongly that the good outweighs that bad here by a large margin so while my blog and writing in this particular episode may run to the derogatory, I would rather have it than not.  That said, the good and the… MORE
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About Me
Let's see, in keeping it to a subject, at age 22 I had a filet doused in Bernaise sauce aboard a train. That was it, I was hooked on fine food. Living in a small town necessitates learning to cook well to maintain that stellar menu.
My favorite things to cook
Oh man, only a thousand characters? My favorite things to cook are items that make YOU happy. I'll try anything and thus far it would be far easier to list those things I don't like than those I do. So far, I hate Cilantro and I'm allergic to green chiles. It's a short list.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Christmas dinner. Usually in December, sometimes early January. I've a waiting list of people who wish to be invited. Alas, I've only a service for 10. We're talking silver, Noritake, crystal stemware, crisp linens, fine wines paired appropriately and a menu that's usually derived from a theme.
My cooking triumphs
Every smile, every gasp of delight, every accolade, such sweet victory!
My cooking tragedies
A Cioppino recipe I found here. I served it as part of one of those Christmas dinners and the cod was a poor choice. It was terrible, ghastly fishy taste. I've since learned a thing or two about freshness in fish. Prior to that, hmm perhaps when I was 10, I made a spice cake that called for whole cloves....hey, that's what it said on the outside of the bottle, whole cloves....
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