So, I am addicted…

For a couple of years, I have been begging my wife for a Sodastream machine. Every time we went to Walmart, I wind up running circles around the machine and the flavor packets. Between thinking they were really expensive, thinking we had no more room in our kitchen for another gadget and thinking we didn’t…

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Ramen

Ramen

Lately, I have been obsessed with Ramen… I think my obsession started when I watched Juzo Itami’s Tampopo a few years ago with my friend Yana.   A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love…

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In Memorian…

In Memorian…

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend here in the United States. Memorial day is a federal (meaning is celebrated across the nation) holiday for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May. It is also the “un-official” start…

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Refrigerator Pickles

Refrigerator Pickles

Today I made refrigerator pickles for the first time. My wife had a cucumber sitting on the kitchen counter for almost two weeks and she said she didn’t know what to do with it. I knew if I left it there it was going to rot and she was not going to do anything with…

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