Alexandria (Virginia)

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Insect Eats in Houston, But Hey, Not the Call-the-Health-Department Kind

    When the United Nations issued a report advocating the consumption of insects as part of a healthful and eco-friendly diet, I didn't squirm as much as some people. In third grade, some kid brought in chocolate-covered ants for show-and-tell and the braver (all right, greedier) students (myself incl ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    Julie & Julia Redux: Top 5 Cookbooks I'd Work My Way Through Besides MtAoFC

    I admit, I've got a bit of a copycat streak in me. When I first read Julie and Julia , I was so intrigued with the project I wanted to try it myself. (Me and one million other foodies. Here's hoping Powell believes imitation is the sincerest form of flattery). But I would repeat with a difference: ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012
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    February 27, 2012

    Jose Cuervo Light Margarita

    As you might have inferred from recent posts, I have been spending a lot more time in Alexandria, Virginia while my husband finishes a temporary job. With no teaching responsibilities this semester, my schedule has been much more flexible; it's been an exercise in self-discipline to write during th ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    Las Puertas: 10 Things You May Not Know About The Doors

    "Hey Robby, don't try to look too not-stoned in our press still. Thanks, buddy."​On this day in 1965, The Doors began recording demos together, laying down some songs set to Jim Morrison's freaky poems. Nearly 50 years later, the band is an exalted classic-rock group, firmly implanted in that ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    The Anachronistic Chef: Cranberry Lemon Shrub Cocktail

    ​This summer I'm taking a break from Houston and spending some time in my birthplace, Alexandria, Virginia. Last week, I wandered into a gift shop, and unsurprisingly gravitated toward the food section. The wares initially appeared to be the usual assortment of ye olde cornbread mixes, cans o ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    The Houston Suburb Known As The Hill Country

    Things we learned today: The Hill Country is a suburb of Houston. At least to Canadians.The National Post, a Canadian newspaper, took note that Barack Obama was the first "urban" president in a long while.They had to stretch things a bit, saying that JFK "made his primary home at the six-acre Kenned ... More >>

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    March 9, 2006
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    April 1, 2004
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    January 1, 2004
  • Film

    September 28, 2000

    Forget It

    Jerry Bruckheimer wants to be taken seriously with Remember the Titans. You can stop laughing now.

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    September 2, 1999
  • Calendar

    December 26, 1996
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    July 7, 1994

    Battle of the Bonds

    Bail bondsmen claim no-money bonds are putting criminals on the street