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March 15th, 2016

At m&m bistro in Hartford, CT.

The Bernie
Bernie Sanders burger: "Roasted and pickled jalapenos, spicy Vermont cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and sweet pepper aioli on a New England muffin." Includes fries, baby gherkins, and a charitable donation to ShatterProof.org.
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March 10th, 2016

From Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana in West Hartford, CT.

Frank Pepe sausage, mushroom, and broccoli pizza

Frank Pepe sausage, mushroom, and broccoli pizza

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March 8th, 2016

At Mo's Midtown Restaurant in Hartford, CT.

Apple walnut pancakes
Apple walnut pancakes with bacon, home fries, English muffin, and coffee.
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March 6th, 2016

Bacon cheeseburger
With fries, cole slaw, and pickles. From Town Line Diner in Rocky Hill, CT.

March 1st, 2016

Soft tacos
From the Corner Cafe at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.

February 29th, 2016

Loaded baked potato
From the Corner Cafe at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.

February 25th, 2016

Salami and provolone panini
From the Corner Cafe at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.

February 17th, 2016

At Town Line Diner in Rocky Hill, CT.

Spicy mozzarella-stuffed meatballs
Spicy meatballs stuffed with mozzarella.

Valentine cake
Red velvet cake with vanilla buttercream and tart strawberry frosting, topped with whipped cream and a strawberry, made specially for Valentine's Day. I think the strawberry frosting is made with Greek yogurt.
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February 4th, 2016

Angel wing begonias

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Groundhog Day
A hybrid of Begonia aconitifolia and Begonia coccinea, with juicy edible flowers that taste sweet and tart. Should make an interesting salad.

In the PPG Aquarium at the Pittsburgh Zoo in Pittsburgh, PA.

Angel wing begonias

Angel wing begonias

February 3rd, 2016

Jalapeño bacon turkey salad Swiss melt
From the Corner Cafe at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.

February 1st, 2016

Cardamom tea

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Groundhog Day
Cardamom tea
Ahmad Tea London Cardamon Tea, as they spell it on the box. Black tea with cardamom spice.
Trader Joe's shrimp toast for breakfast

January 28th, 2016

Mushroom pizza
Mushroom pizza.

Pizza mushroom
Pizza mushroom.

January 26th, 2016

Chicken cacciatore on rice
From the Corner Cafe at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.
Apple Harvest Omelet
Granny Smith apple, cheddar, and sausage omelet with home fries, wheat toast, and coffee. At the Cromwell Diner in Cromwell, CT.

January 24th, 2016

Crabmeat-stuffed mushrooms
From J's Crab Shack in Hartford, CT.

January 21st, 2016

Homemade

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At Sheffield's in Cromwell, CT.

Thai curry mussels
"Steamed in green coconut curry broth."
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January 16th, 2016

Western omelet
With home fries, English muffin, orange juice, fruit cup, and coffee. At Sheffield's in Cromwell, CT.

January 14th, 2016

Ham and Swiss panini
With lettuce, tomato, jalapeño, honey mustard, and mayo. From the Corner Cafe at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.

January 12th, 2016

Square meal: Chicken piccata
With peas and roasted potatoes. From the Corner Cafe at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.

January 11th, 2016

Meatlover's omelet
Ham, sausage, bacon, and Swiss cheese omelet with home fries, wheat toast, and coffee. At Town Line Diner in Rocky Hill, CT.

January 9th, 2016

Stuffed French Toast

Corn flake and almond crusted french toast stuffed with cranberries and blueberries.
Seriously the best french toast I've had in a very long time.
Coal Yard Cafe, Ithaca.

January 5th, 2016

At Wang Chinese Restaurant in Cromwell, CT.

Hot and spicy shrimp with fried rice
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January 2nd, 2016

Trader Joe's Kalamon olives

January 1st, 2016

Happy New Year!

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Hurricane
Happy New Year!

The champagne's not Korbel!

It's Lamarca prosecco.

December 28th, 2015

Buffet breakfast
Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, corned beef hash, home fries, English muffin, and orange juice.

At Sheffield's in Cromwell, CT.

December 24th, 2015

Swamp Water
A Halloween-themed drink similar to a negroni, with gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari. At Sheffield's bar in Cromwell, CT on Halloween.

December 21st, 2015

At NIXS in Hartford, CT.

Grilled hanger steak
Grilled hanger steak with "spicy chimichurri sauce, spicy aioli, garlicky French fries", roasted red peppers, and watercress with balsamic dressing. The fries tasted very good with the dressing on them.

Bad Wolf
Bad Wolf: "Redemption Rye Whiskey, Honey Simple Syrup, Fresh Orange, Meyer’s Lemon Juice". Very tasty.
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December 19th, 2015

Ice cream social sundae
Vanilla ice cream with strawberry sauce, hot fudge, sprinkles, whipped cream, and cherry. At the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell, CT.

December 16th, 2015

Christmas party food
Baked ziti, chicken parmesan, chicken piccata, rice, and salad.

Christmas cookies, cakes, and cream puffs
Christmas cookies, cakes, and cream puffs.
Trashy brown rice with turkey gravy and spicy salami spread

Sometimes I eat out of a trash can. (Others may call it a multicooker.) If I have things sitting around in the refrigerator that I want to get rid of, but don't want to just throw it away, I throw it in the trash can with some rice and cook it on the rice's setting. (Unless it's something I can have for breakfast, then I use oatmeal instead.) In this case, it turned out really good.

I had 1.5 cups of leftover Trader Joe's turkey gravy and 3 oz. (half a package) of Trader Joe's Nduja (a spicy salami spread), threw it in with a cup of Trader Joe's brown rice, and pressure cooked it for 25 minutes. The result tasted very much like good Cajun dirty rice and beans, but without the beans.

December 13th, 2015

Convention dinner buffet
Beef tips, chicken, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, salad, wheat roll, and balloon.

At the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell, CT.

December 10th, 2015

From the Corner Cafe at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.

Spaghetti and meatballs

December 9th, 2015

Upgraded ham and cheese sandwich
Trader Joe's uncured truffle ham with 1% black truffle, Trader Joe's Grand Blue blue cheese, Trader Joe's basil mustard, and Black Bear horseradish sauce on a Trader Joe's croissant.

December 8th, 2015

From the Corner Cafe at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.

Pepperjack cheese, turkey, and bacon panini

December 7th, 2015

From the Corner Cafe at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.

Chicken pot pie

Chicken pot pie

December 6th, 2015

At Town Line Diner in Rocky Hill, CT.

Turkey wrap and fries
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