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Archive for September, 2008

Cheese and Cheesier

Last night, Rox, Jake, and I went to Bryant Lake Bowl for late night drinks and snacks. I was craving a cheese plate, and since Barbette was so packed, BLB was the next best thing. They are both owned by Kim Bartmann, who also owns the Red Stag. All three restaurants serve delicious food with local, organic, and sustainable integrity.


I’m a published reviewer!!

Everything’s coming up Jess. Yesterday evening, I came home to see a big, fat issue of Jewish Book World resting between my screen and front doors. My review of Geoff Herbach’s The Miracle Letters of T. Rimberg was published! And you can read the review! Of course I cropped and scanned it as soon as I got to work this morning!

In the words of Navin Johnson, I’m somebody!

Sunday Nights

Not much happening in my world tonight, and I rather like it. Plans include making some dishes I can take to work, including this simple chickpea number from Orangette and some variation on sesame peanut noodles found at most Chinese restaurants. And maybe an impromptu game of Settlers of Catan at Jake’s.



Thank you for coming to my blog! I can’t wait to fill all this white space with what’s going on in my life, what I’ve been cooking lately, and interesting bits I’ve come across on the internet. Not much to report now, but I will be updating as often as I can. First thing on the task list is to rework the design a bit, so check back soon.

And for those of you curious about my titling, it’s borrowed from one of my favorite TV shows, 30 Rock. Someone has even bought the domain mindgrapes.net!

Have a good weekend, Shabbat Shalom, and welcome to my new blog.