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A Hiatus

This blog is on a hiatus for the time being!

Feel free to browse the archives and ask questions if they come up. Comments are still checked sporadically, or you can email. Once in a great awhile I’m updating certain posts to ensure info is still current.

Why No More Blogging?

I’ve gone back and forth on keeping this up but don’t want to put energy into something that doesn’t feel authentic anymore. I’ve grown away from food writing, and no longer take joy in recording every new recipe I try.

With a full time “real” writing job and a second baby on the way my time is more precious than ever. I’m at a point in my life where I want my free writing time to be dedicated to my original true writing love: fiction.

Difference between: air fryers and deep fryers

This is a guest blog post by Joe Legault.

Did you know sea levels are rising and eventually octopods will take over and inherit the Earth? I learned this at a comedy show a few weeks ago, and if there’s anyone you can 100% trust, it’s a stand-up comedian.

Since I was sitting near the front, the comedian asked me how I would handle the threat of thousands of octopods writhing their way toward world domination. In the heat of the moment, I said we should all deep fry them (there’s a reason I’M not a comedian).

Looking back, I realize I should’ve said, “Well, we could try turning all those octopods into octo-pie.” But instead I sat there wondering if it would be easier to deep fry or air fry all those dang octopods, and what is the difference between those two cooking methods anyway?

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Which Lifetime movies are worth watching and which ones you can skip

I’ve been taking a break from my soaps (The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful) over the last few months. After a couple of soap-free weeks, I started feeling the need to watch Lifetime movies; apparently I was craving something to fill that void.

I have now watched eight Lifetime movies – well, technically six, with two Lifetime-like movies – and I’m here to tell you some are better than others. A few are the cheesy, eye-rolly films you might expect, but a couple were actually quite decent. Here’s what’s what.

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Difference between: Belgian waffles and regular waffles

This is a guest blog post written by Joe Legault.

Back in 2001, everyone’s new favorite animated donkey, Donkey (from Shrek), said the famous line, “We can stay up late, swapping manly stories, and in the morning, I’m making waffles!” But we never really found out if those waffles were manly waffles, special fairy tale waffles, or just plain old waffles.

Not all waffles are the same, and two of the most popular types in North America are the Belgian waffle and the regular waffle. Let’s take a look at the key differences between these waffles.

waffles with strawberries
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2018: the year I did yoga every day

Adriene Mishler may not know it, but she’s done yoga with me almost every day for a year. On the days I wasn’t doing Yoga With Adriene videos I was freestyling on my own, and once, actually set foot in a yoga studio.

Yeah. I just did yoga every single day for a full year – and had a regular routine going for a few years before that. Here’s what happened, and what’s happening next.

woman doing yoga on beach, toddler nearby

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Food history: cranberry bogs on Cape Cod

Note: This piece was co-written between me and Joe Legault.

‘Tis the season for all things cranberry, from cranberry sauce and chutney to pie and warm cran-apple crisp. Although this bright red berry is a bit tart by itself, it can be a flavorful addition to many side dishes and desserts.

But have you ever wondered where this versatile fruit comes from? Unlike the other big name berries like strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, cranberries actually grow in bogs, and right here in the Northeast, Cape Cod played a key role in the development of cranberry farming. To celebrate National Eat a Cranberry Day, let’s dive a little deeper into the history of America’s original superfruit on The Cape!

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