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Ladyguides

Reader Request: Things Get Spicy

I am the poster child for what not to do when it comes to keeping your hard-grown (or hard-bought) spices fresh. I chronically leave them open, out on my sunny countertop, and the cupboard I keep them in is directly above my stovetop, and some I keep on a small shelf EVEN CLOSER to my […]

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Food

DIY Garlic Powder

You know how sometimes you buy a ton of garlic and then it just sits there mocking you? I mean, how much fresh garlic can you really use? (Answer: A lot, but apparently not as much as I thought.) Last weekend we made our annual pilgrimage to the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival and my husband got […]

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Style

The Things We Tote

There was a meme going around the Internet a bit ago where people listed everything they had in their handbags. There were some objects that everyone had ““ driver’s license, a pen ““ but the interesting part came in the little idiosyncratic things people carried with them. It left me thinking, “What do our handbags […]

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Ladyguides

The Lazy Lady’s Guide to DIY: Hanging Herb Garden

At some point near the middle of March, I always decide that I’m “done” with winter. The sweaters and jackets get pushed to the back of the closet, the flip flops come out, and I inevitably freeze my butt off for several weeks until the weather catches up with my warm-weather state of mind. Likewise, […]

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Food

Falafel? Fal-awesome.

Normally, and by normally, I mean the last and only two food columns I’ve written here so far, I’ve come in all excited about something delicious and I share a recipe and we chat. This time, I am turning the tables. This time, I need your help.

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Tuesday Trivia

Wild Card Trivia Answered

It used to be Diet Dr. Pepper… 1.  This actor has appeared in more James Bond films than anyone else involved with the franchise. That would be Desmond Llewelyn, who played Q.  Up until his death in 1999 he appeared in every Bond flick except “Live and Let Die.”  When he had scheduling conflicts for […]

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Tuesday Trivia

Tuesday Trivia: Wild Card

I wracked my brain this week, but I couldn’t come up with a trivia theme.  Nothing seemed to click, so I am employing the traditional last resort for the thematically challenged – Wild Card!