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The Leftover Foodie
Brooklyn, but not the cool part
One time-consuming mistake after another until I accidentally get it right...
Interests: cooking, good music, eating, drinking, funny things, and an obsessive love of the washington redskins... and i'm sure some feelings will be hurt if i don't mention my family so; my family...
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Let's cut to the old proverbial chase here for a minute, huh? Blah blah blah, we went to Spain. Blah blah blah the car was stick-shift, blah blah blah we drove around a bit, and blah blah blah, I haven't... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2012 at The Leftover Foodie
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[Quick note here from me in ways of another pathetic apology for not writing in awhile, it seem to happen a lot, and it sucks. No real excuse per se, just been busy working on other things which I hope... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie
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When I woke up that tuesday morning all I could think of was the fact that the stores were going to be opened, and thus, finally, we could get some cooking done. So as early as possible Liz and I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie
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Okay. Moving ever so slowly along we get to monday, still a holiday, still no markets open, still supplying from the gas station. BUT... During the morning Chris and I went into town to investigate, as well as get some... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie
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Okay. So when we left off last, things were pretty bad. Frayed nerves, no food, and grumpy grandpas were all coming to a head and only one thing could possibly save the day: Food... Stupid Americans that we are, we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie
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As some of you may or may not know, once yearly Liz and I take the kids and meet up Liz's mom, Nancy, and stepfather, Chris in Maine for our annual family vacation. However, this year, as you already know,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie
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So when I last left you we had successfully managed to find the Plaza Mayor, the King and Queens house, and a few choice spots in between. Then we crashed. And I mean crashed. One of the hardest things in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie
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So I wrote a post last week that I didn't publish because it was particularly dreary and foreboding. Too much so even for me. It seems like the death-of-summer has come to usher in a death-of-happiness for me more and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie
I forget what Micheal J. Fox's catch phrase from the Back to the Future franchise is, but if it's: "Holy shit this guy's fucking stupid! Make up your mind you fuckface, dumbcock, jerk off idiot!!!" Then I couldn't help but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie
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Amongst the millions of other things we did as a Family (with or without Liz) this summer, one of the most pleasant surprises was an impromptu trip to North Carolina to visit my mom, sister and her family. Especially after... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie
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Sadly, this probably explains why it wasn't available to whomever else tried to get the same plates, and thus explains the "RIPMJ, TOO" license plate that I can only assume exists... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie
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\\ THE TALE OF FAT SPIDERMAN... Fat Spiderman, Fat Spiderman, Had himself a little too much ham. Will he sit? Or will he stand? Or will he stretch-out his waistband? Watch out! Or you'll walk into Fat Spiderman! (alternate ending:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie
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Earlier this summer I got a chance to introduce my children to one of the great wonders of the world, sleeping in a tent. Like so many other stories on this blog, this one begins at Grandma and Pappa's house... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie
Nancy, I got carpal tunnel syndrome just scrolling to the bottom of this post to respond... It's about 2,000 words too long, but like all my little too-long babies, I love it. Oh, how I love my own blatherings... Thanks for reals though, you're always a great supporter. Christina, thank you as well! I'd be pretty happy to go home to your enormous house with a kick ass grill too... Except for it's proximity to Boston. Couldn't do that every day. Living in a city full of douchey Bostonians is bad enough with out the John's of the world rubbing the dominance of beantown's sports teams in my face every day... But I could be convinced to live on the Cape possibly, so if you start working on Liz on your end, I'll continue on mine! Thanks for kind words dudettes, means a lot!
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I really don't mean to turn this blog into a dumping ground for all my "getting out of New York" yearnings. Honest I don't. But it just seems like that's the path my camera and summer is leading me down.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie
As an ARMY brat I know first hand how hard it is to move, and also how thrilling it is. I'm not saying you'll become a change junkie like I am, but I crave that "newness" that comes with new town, now house, new routines, new friends, new things to look at. I'm sure you're aware that I've been nagging Liz on almost a daily basis to move out of NYC for all these same reasons. It's hard, and it's pretty boring at first but if you embrace it there's experience in there that is more valuable than all the comforts that "same" provides. Plus now you'll have those tokens of non-city life that hover at the edge of every guilt tinged dream we all have for our kids "space" "backyards" "grills" "unsupervised bike rides" "sports fields" "smaller schools" and "time".... Good luck with everything... New York will always be here rotting in it's self centeredness if you ever miss it...
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2011 on The rules of extraction at Laid-Off Dad
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To say that I want to leave New York is to say that a lion, originally captured from the wild whom has since sired a family in captivity, wants to leave the zoo. Like me I'm sure he dreams of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie
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So we did it. We went to Vermont for a week with a random consort of sports utility vehicles filled with families that our daughters being in the same class was the commonest denominator. We survived! We had fun even!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie
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(I'm sure that most of my readers are hip enough to know this title is in reference to a NOFX album of a similar name, and not a racist, anti-semitic admission on my part- although the 'white trash' moniker does... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie
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Call it a mishmash, call it one last bit of laziness, call it what you will, but here, at last, is the last of the scape themed posts. By now you know the drill. Scapes are good. I like them.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie
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Ahhhh, summer. I think we'd all agree it's such a great time of year, and what's better than a perfectly cooked steak in the summer? How about a nice cooked steak with a nice cool potato salad? Better than that?... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie
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Forgive me if it seems like I'm drawing this post out, but it might have to be a three parter... Truthfully, it is three separate posts worth of stuff, but I'm sure you could probably guess that I've yet to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie
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So let's visit ridiculousness. In the past several months I've hosted a bevy of dinners that would have been perfect for this blog. Just last week I had a couple of friends over and I made a killer orzo salad... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie
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So these last few pictures are from my second and third days where the weather was perfect and the light was unbelievably beautiful, to the point where (much to Liz's chagrin I'm sure) I would stop two or three times... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie
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These next pictures I wandered up into Treme and then back down along Bourbon Street, I wish I would have spent more time in the Treme district as the houses were amazing, but seeing as how I was an obvious... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2011 at The Leftover Foodie