On In the Bleak Mid-Winter

@almighty jugs or roast it! cut it into wedges, brush with Cesar dressing (or just S, P, olive oil and balsamic vinegar) and roast at 425 for 40 minutes, flipping half way through.

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 12:20 pm 1

On The Vestal Virgin Septuple Braid Tutorial

@Countess Maritza ha-HAH! Take that, mom! I should have stuck to my dreams...

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 11:02 am 3

On The Vestal Virgin Septuple Braid Tutorial

@ohpioneer that kind of reminds me of how in high school I was convinced I would be a Music and Anthropology double major and become a Musical Anthropologist. My mom was convinced that was not a thing but if Hairdressing archeologist is a thing then Musical Anthropologist is a thing.

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 10:32 am 3

On Someone Please Tell Me What to Do With This Rutabaga

My old roommate used to make this soup out of diced rutabagas and turnips and potatoes, shredded cabbage, and browned hamburger meat all cooked in V8. You could obviously leave out the hamburger meat and it would still be a delicious veggie soup. I actually have some in single size servings in the freezer...lunch, perhaps.

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 11:01 am 0

On An Interview With Nutella

@Emby punch my ticket, please sir. It's too sweet. And also too chocolatey? I don't know, if I'm going to have hazelnut spread, I want it to taste like hazelnuts, not like a melted candy bar.

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 11:11 am 1

On Really Good Books That Happen to Be My Father's Favorites

@thebestjasmine I gave my brother, a baseball-loving father, The Brothers K (not to be confused with the Dostoevsky conversation above) by David James Duncan for Christmas (I too, did not want to give The Art of Fielding) and he loved it. Spread the baseball-fiction love!

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm 0

On Really Good Books That Happen to Be My Father's Favorites

@TheJacqueline Yes. Translation makes a huge difference. Also, and this is completely a preference thing, but I actually find that for seemingly insurmountable books, reading the wikipedia entry about the plot actually helps me get into it. If I know what's going to happen and who to root for/against, I begin to feel invested in the characters and it helps me carry on. I realize this is cheating and some people HATE knowing what happens in a book before they read it but it helps me a TON.

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 3:19 pm 2

On Really Good Books That Happen to Be My Father's Favorites

@werewolfbarmitzvah Yes, yes, 1000 times yes. Dostoevsky and Mark Twain are MY favorite philosophers (have you READ The Mysterious Stranger??). Everything I Ever Needed To Know About Life I Learned from Dostoevsky and Twain. Let's make a poster.

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm 0

On Juice vs. Juicebox

@iceberg me too! and Mr. Wondajules as well...and some of his co-workers. I'm still holding out hope that it can be A Thing.

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm 1

On Happy Hummus Day

@applestoapples here, here! And somehow it strangely tastes like the best cheese enchilada filling ever? Not sure how that works out, but heavens to Betsy it's good.

Posted on May 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm 0