Category Archive: Food and Drink

Sep 20 2012

Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters

hitchhikers guide to the galaxy book cover

I wanted to link to my recipe for Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters in another post I’m writing, and I realized I’d never blogged about it. My bad. Here it is, with the story. When I was about to turn 42, I of course wanted to serve Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters for my birthday. Not the …

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Jul 02 2012

“Lazy? Drunk? Stoned?”


Reason I love my neighborhood, #874,890: Sandwich board sign in front of the Phat Philly Cheesesteak place: “Lazy? Drunk? Stoned? We Deliver!” They know how to cater to their customer base. Lazy, drunk, stoned, any permutation of the above — and proud of it.

Jun 13 2012

Blogathon for SSA: Roasted Vegetables

And for my final non-kitten-themed post for my stretch of the Secular Student Alliance Blogathon: roasted vegetables. Hey, it’s late. I’ve been at this all day. Give me a break. I just want to say that roasting has given me a whole new love for vegetables. I now think that almost all vegetables should be …

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Jun 13 2012

Blogathon for SSA: Living in a Neighborhood

I’m home now. But I’ve been spending much of my Blogathon day in one of my local neighborhood cafes. It’d feel too cooped up to just be on the computer at home all day… and besides, I can only use the computer at home for about four hours at a stretch, since Comet consistently chews …

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Jun 12 2012

Blogathon for SSA: Cardamom and Language

I was making cardamom simple syrup for a cocktail (recipe here), and having an imaginary conversation in my head where I tried to explain why I’m so obsessed with cardamom… and I was realizing that I don’t have good language for flavors. There are the obvious ones, obviously — sweet, sour, etc. But I was …

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Jun 07 2012

In Defense of Pretentious Hipster Douchebaggery, Culinary Edition


“No, I do not want a beer. I just got back home to San Francisco after a week in the South and the Midwest. I want a ridiculous, pretentious, overpriced cocktail with a lot of stupid crap in it.” -Greta Christina Yes. When it comes to food and booze, I am one of those pretentious …

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Dec 31 2011

Happy 50th Birthday To Me… and My Half-Century Cocktail Recipe

birthday monkey

Happy birthday to me I don’t live in a tree But I look like a primate Because I am one! Happy birthday to me! I’m 50 years old today, a fact that I’m mildly weirded out about. On the other hand, as they say, it beats the alternative. And I plan to spend my fifties …

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Nov 24 2011

Greta’s Amazing Chocolate Pie

white pepper

This is an old post from my archives, which I’m reprinting today for obvious reasons. Happy Thanksgiving! It’s been a while since I’ve done a food post here that wasn’t about weight management, and I just made this pie for my birthday, so I thought I’d share the recipe. This is a ridiculously easy, unbelievably …

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Nov 14 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cute Kittens: Compare and Contrast


I’m currently working on a piece comparing the child rape scandal at Penn State with the child rape scandal in the Catholic Church. It’s making me sick and sad. Over on Facebook, I pleaded, “Can’t I write a piece comparing chocolate chip cookies with cute kittens?” And it was pointed out, by more than one …

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Sep 16 2011

I have my archives!

I have my archives from my old blog! They’re here! With comments and everything! They’re even in the right categories! Images and videos didn’t make it over, and there are a handful of posts that didn’t make it and that I’ll have to put in by hand. (For some reason, it didn’t like my posts …

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