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May 19, 2015 3:22 pm 
Updated: Jun. 7, 2015 10:58 am
My daughter and I went to see Avengers: Age of Ultron today. It's a pretty darned good movie, I think. At least I'm fairly sure. I missed a lot of it because of four small children, a mother who had little control over them, and my thought processes which were flashing between pettiness,… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 17, 2015 4:33 pm 
Updated: Feb. 19, 2015 1:09 pm
A man takes his son and fiance to dinner. The evening is going pleasantly, and the conversation is unhurried and comfortable. As they eat the father notices that his soon to be daughter-in-law hasn't touched any of the relishes or chutney's.The father asks, “Are you going to use… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 14, 2015 5:51 pm 
Updated: Feb. 15, 2015 7:38 pm
Ketchup!In fact I made two ketchups. The first one was a Cucumber Ketchup from AllRecipes, and the other was a Tomato Ketchup which I found on Epicurious. I actually made the Tomato Ketchup into two distinct varieties by adding some Sriracha to the last two half pints that I canned. As you… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 7, 2015 10:53 am 
Updated: Feb. 14, 2015 6:56 pm
I am not an intellectual. An intellectual is someone who looks at a sausage and thinks of Picasso, whereas I just say 'pass the mustard'.-Sebastian HorsleyI suppose we could be accused of over thinking our food, of making more of it than it is. Yet, to think of food as only fuel for the body… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 7, 2015 7:50 am 
That's what one condiment said to the mustard. It is also said that if a soldier survives both mustard gas and pepper spray, he becomes a seasoned veteran. Fortunately for all of you, I don't have a million of 'em. It occurred to me the other day, as I sat thinking about writing a blog post,… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 20, 2014 3:11 pm 
Updated: Nov. 25, 2014 9:20 pm
I was driving along, minding my own business when an old memory invaded my personal space. I guess it was my fault. First, it is my brain so there's that. Second, I was thinking about cocktails and appetizers, which I am responsible for at an upcoming dinner party. So there's that too doncha… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 27, 2014 11:57 am 
Updated: Sep. 9, 2014 2:08 pm
As some of you are aware, I have been struggling with a weight issue for many years. Truth be told, I haven't really struggled with it until recently. Now that I am trying to lose weight, I am struggling. As a kid I was fairly active, but bordering on chubby. As I entered my teen years,… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 18, 2014 11:41 am 
Updated: Aug. 27, 2014 9:52 am
I have a first year, square foot garden in my back yard. It isn't my first year using this method, but it is the first square foot garden at this location. I'm surprised at how well it is doing in the first year. When I started in New Jersey, the first two years were flops. I attributed the… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 7, 2014 12:41 pm 
Updated: Sep. 16, 2014 1:45 pm
...and this one has something to do with food. My apologies to the good folks of Southern Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Read on to see why.There Oughta Be A Law...You've heard the old saying, "Two out of three ain't bad?" Well I can report to you that is a lie. A stinking, dirty, low-down… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 7, 2014 12:08 pm 
Updated: Aug. 15, 2014 8:19 am
You Can Never Go Home......but you may have to anyway.Yes, it's been a long time since I last posted, but things have been a bit up in the air. We moved from our beautiful home in Munich to New Jersey, USA. We are currently homeless but looking for a house to buy. In the mean time we are… MORE
 
 
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Doc Simonson

Home Town
St. Peter, Minnesota, USA

Member Since
Jan. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Gourmet

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Gardening, Camping, Hunting, Reading Books

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About Me
I'm old and smelly, kinda like a really good salami with that really nice white mould all over it.
My favorite things to cook
Meat, carbs, meat, carbs, meat, carbs and did I mention meat?
My favorite family cooking traditions
Drop a plate of Pierogis and sausages in front of me and watch my eyes glaze over in pure joy.
My cooking triumphs
Schweinebraten mit Knoedel und Krautsalat. Also Edel Hirsch Gulasch was very nice. I make killer Spaetzle and Knockerl also.
My cooking tragedies
There aren't enough electrons in cyberspace! :) Actually, the tragedies usually involve well intentioned creativity out of control.
 
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