On The Least Appealing Foods I’ve Eaten in Eight Years of Travel Writing


Posted on May 6, 2013 at 11:25 pm 2

On Berry-Vanilla-Olive-Oil Flourless Springtime Clafouti

@Pocket Witch : I'm personally a big fan of the "Lemon Loves" from the Cotton Country Cookbook (a venerable tome from the Monroe Louisiana Junior League, published for decades). Found it online here : Lemon Loves

Incidentally, the Italian Cream Cake recipe from that book is equally fabulous. Ditto the gingerbread cookies, but you'll need to add more flour.

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 10:15 pm 0

On Bi Identification, Moving Out, and the Rhinestone-Encrusted Manicure

@fondue with cheddar : Man, what kind of nail files are you guys using? Those horrible gritty emery board things? Go buy an OPI Crystal Nail File stat. It's glass, it lasts forever (assuming you don't drop it on a hard floor and break it), it's ridiculously smooth and fine, comparatively silent, and unlike the cheapo glass files from the drugstore it's very thin (easier to get to edges) and it's file on both sides.

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 4:29 pm 2

On Farewell, Jane

@chrysopoeia : RIGHT? Jesus, we can't be expected to shop ALONE, what the HELL. Are we going to have to do our own reader-created ersatz Bargain Bin / support group?

Which, I'm down with that, but NOOOOO, JAAAAANE.

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 2:39 pm 4

On Farewell, Jane

Awwww, noooo! You can't move on! NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO MOVE ON. We must all stay here and try on each other's blush and talk smack about those tubing mascaras FOREVER.

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 2:37 pm 5

On Welcome, xoVain

@RubeksCube : "Dear Jolie : I wore my makeup for four days, and now I can neither get it off of my skin nor my fancy pillowcases. White vinegar? OxyClean masque?"

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 2:38 pm 8

On Friday Open Thread

@Jinxie : That's fine, Jolie's presence here would shame me GREATLY. This house is a DISASTER. Been crazy busy working (from home) and ignoring things like "running the dishwasher" and "sweeping up the mounds of dust and dog hair and glitter."

Oh but I totally have time to shop. But no Bargain Bin! I guess I'll have to just find something to buy ALL BY MYSELF. Oh look, new G-Stars.

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 3:35 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@martinipie : YES, oh my god the Bin. Jaaaaaane! Where did you gooooo?

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 3:24 pm 5

On Friday Open Thread

I just want say FRIDAY BARGAIN BIN, I MISS YOU. What the hell am I supposed to do with my free time when there's no Jane telling me what to buy?

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 8:30 pm 3

On Thin Mints Popcorn and Other Girl Scout Cookie Recipes

@PistolPackinMama : I really think "Oysters Keeblerfeller" is pretty unbeatable.

And oddly, I am totally craving both fried fish and cookies right now. But not together, because I am not FUCKING INSANE.

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 2:07 am 2