Monthly Archives: February 2011

Tuesday earthquake devastates New Zealand, at least 65 dead

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit the popular tourist destination of Christchurch, New Zealand on Tuesday.  The earthquake occurred at 12:51pm, killing 65 people.  The death toll is likely to increase significantly in the coming days with unconfirmed reports of 90 … Continue reading

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A chance to eat from the plates of Hollywood stars

Everything is up for grabs at Chicago’s famous Ambassador East Hotel and The Pump Room.  Plates, silverware, glasses, furniture, artwork—you name it.  Mundane kitchen items have turned into collector’s items as this landmark restaurant has now closed its 225-seat dining … Continue reading

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Lentils: A Hidden Treasure?

After my blog post regarding Sweet Potato-Lentil stew, I’ve had lentils on the brain.  In my opinion, lentils are completely underappreciated in American culture.  While of course I’ve tasted these legumes prior to cooking Sweet Potato-Lentil stew, my exposure to … Continue reading

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More “In the news” briefs

Trump believes US would benefit from better leadership Donald Trump expressed interest in running for US president in 2012 on Friday’s visit to a Scottish university to accept award of Docotor of Business Administration. Pennsylvania pipeline explosion kills five A … Continue reading

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In the news: 3 briefs

Apple’s “iPad 3” will likely hit shelves only months after iPad 2 release While the iPad 2 has yet to reach the hands of consumers, rumors of Apple’s “iPad 3” release this fall are circulating amongst techies according to TechCrunch. … Continue reading

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The “New” Pizza

Eating dinner with an immature palate is almost like eating dinner with my 11-year-old self.  Closed off to new flavor combinations, most satisfied while devouring a painfully plain cheese pizza— home to aisle seven.  An appropriately named Tombstone pizza will … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato-Lentil Stew

Protein is an essential nutrient in maintaining a healthy diet.  For vegetarians however, finding a steady source of foods high in protein is more difficult to come by— this is where the creativity comes in.  Lentils, beans, and legumes are … Continue reading

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