Category Archives: Food

25 Ways To Maintain Your Shape At 50+


I have been asked several times, recently, for a post on how I maintain my shape. I’ve written about it before, tongue-in-cheek, in 11 Sneaky Tricks Of The High WASP Diet, and here, earnestly, in the Building Attractive series from last year. But maybe I haven’t yet answered the question usefully enough, so here’s another [...]

6 Ways To Win A Sturdy Gal’s Valentine Heart


Cue brief spate of curmudgeonly grumbling. Valentine’s Day, like Christmas at its nadir, has a bad habit of turning substandard stuff into “gifts.” I mean, if you didn’t want the bouquet of blackening roses and baby’s breath on February 13th, you probably don’t want it on the 14th either. So say Sturdy Gals. However, give [...]

Hunter S. Thompson Covers A Video Press Conference With Sodastream And Scarlett Johansson


Pretend I’m Hunter S. Thompson. Just for a minute. This will require pretending he writes a blog. Now pretend he is contacted and asked if he’d like to watch a live video of Sodastream announcing their new celebrity spokesperson, in return for which he will receive a Sodastream. Pretend he wants to give it away [...]

News And A Thank You


Guess what? Here’s something fun. I won the Naturalizer Style At Any Age contest. I know! I’m really pleased, and surprised. I also need to thank you all so much. Go you guys! And go you so much that I’ll put together the giveaway for 2 pairs of Naturalizer shoes and get it up on [...]

LPC Is On “Miss Whistle’s January Jeliciousness”


Today I’m over at Bumble Ward’s blog, Miss Whistle, answering the question, “What to cook in January when you have very little in your refrigerator?” The answer is Chinese Curry Noodles, and with ground beef, frozen peas, and a few pantry ingredients, you’re good to go. Tastes better than it should. While you’re there, take [...]

The Simplest Thanksgiving Menu Ever


For Thanksgiving two years ago I pulled out all the stops. We had a Chinese-influenced meal, with about 112 dishes. OK, only 14, but still. Culminated in bao from scratch. Phew. Exhausting. Last year Significant Other and I were on our own and and we ate out. This year, the kids are with me again, [...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter For Breakfast, Or, Saturday Morning at 9:46am


Sometimes small changes are a big deal. Today I’d like to introduce you, unprompted, to Justin’s Chocolate Peanut Butter. We’re talking breakfast. In China they eat rou bao, and congee. Japan, miso soup. Sweden, a fishy paste squeezed from tubes, cracker bread, cheese, yogurt, fruit. Perhaps the world divides neatly into pastry and non-pastry breakfasters? [...]

Why Do High WASPs Eat Wheat Thins For Lunch?


via 6bittersweets At the top of the list of assumed WASP traits sits our presumed diet, replete with mayonnaise, gin, and all other forms of beige and clear foodstuffs. Go poke around your popular culture venue of choice, look up WASPs, and you’ll see. I’ll wait, you look. Done? Need help finding the kind of [...]

Sometimes You Stick To The Plan And Sometimes You Don’t, Or, Saturday Morning at 6:43am


This week I will be taking a planned quarterly break. Aside from the traditional holiday planting for the 4th, and a guest post I have every intent of completing, I’ll be off. Above you see my attempt at baking a chocolate cake this morning, for a family birthday. An example of plans gone awry. I [...]

A Purple, Gold And Blush Wedding


I’ve been helping my brother and sister-in-law design their wedding. They thank me occasionally, but all I can think, is, they are letting me do this? It’s wildly fun. She took me to see the space. It boasts triple height ceilings in an Arts and Crafts decor, with standard brown and gold carpet. They wanted [...]