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It’s Been a While…

Okay, things haven’t been going too swimmingly here at the Chile Underground World Headquarters, Bake Shop and Vegetable Plant Center. So much to do, as happens in a spring where the bleeding garden is being rebuilt. On top of that, I’ve found out something truly amazing: The Intertubes has a wonderful feature called “live streaming.” […]

What Do Glazed Donuts, Lebron James and Tasty Pork Have in Common?

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2012»

If you already knew that the answer is Dunkin’ Donuts, then a) you’re extremely well-informed, b) almost as good-looking as the Underground’s Chief Elf, and c) you need to get a life. Really.

Dunkin’ Donuts? Yes, THAT Dunkin’. The one that sells more coffee than Starbucks. They’re […]

One Week to Go; You Ready for the Invasion of the Turkeys?

No, I’m not talking about your in-laws, although you may be spending some time with them soon. (I certainly will. And that’s a Good Thing.) We’re now less than 170 hours until the annual contest to see who can get their tryptophan coma on first. Of course, if excess dressing, gravy, mashed and sweet […]

Would You Like Some Al Yankovic With That Veal Cordon Bleu? And Other Food-Music News

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

Wine with food. Okay, we’ve all pretty much gotten used to the idea of pairing food with adult-friendly grape juice. Cheese?  Yes, we’re learning to deal with food-cheese pairings, especially at swank parties. Beer and food? Of course that’s a great idea. (Taking it further, […]

Friday Follies: Food Network Now Wants to Play Ball

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the ballpark, along comes Food Network with a new way to get into your wallet…

Yes, the Food Network may be part of the food lineup at your favorite big-league park this season. They’ll be […]

Superbowl Snacks and Old Recipe Books

The “Big Game” is only a few days away now, and you’re thinking about how to make your party a bit different. With the Packers and Steelers matched up, this could be a classic game; you’d like your event to be remembered as a classic too! (Not like that time uncle Al got classically […]

Friday Follies: How to Pour a Beer Every Second (Almost)

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

Okay, so it’s nearly time for the Super Bowl, and you really, really want to impress the gang that will attack descend on your domicile like the Vandals sacking Rome. Maybe you can make some of those cute little snacks? You know, the ones where […]

Welcome to September! Too Bad It's Not Really Fall Yet...

September has snuck up on us, it seems. “Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug,” John Lithgow once stated. Seems he was right, at least this once…

Of course, the start of September (or any other month) is a man-made delineation, and the seasons usually ignore such artificial markers and go […]