Monday, October 03, 2005


"Unlike lychees, the meat is a peachy color and the seed is round."

That would be the fifth sentence from the 23rd post on I'm Cookin' Here. Why? Well, I was tagged for this 23/5 meme by s'kat and the food.

The instructions are as follows:
1. Delve into your blog archive.
2. Find your 23rd post (or closest to).
3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions. Ponder it for meaning, subtext or hidden agendas...

I don't know that there were any hidden agendas or meanings in this post. I was just describing some spanish limes/quenepas.

As this meme was one of the things kick-started me back into action here, I think I'll do the same thing to Kitchen Monkey, in hopes that he'll post an update as well. I think I'm supposed to tag five people to do this, but, well, no.

I know, I know...

It's been over a month and a half since I've posted. That's behind us now.

Some sort of recap is in order, however. I'll have you know that I haven't been totally idle. I'm writing daily for Slashfood, and still doing my weekly "Quick Bites" column at The Herald, where I've also started doing dining reviews such as this and this.

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One of my recent columns was about blue crabs, like the one you see here. Actually, truth be told, that claw wasn't connected to a crab when the picture was taken. It must have come loose in transport. I took advantage of that and snapped lots of photos, as that was the only one of nearly 20 huge, sapphire-colored claws that wasn't trying to bite me.

In my blogging absence, I've also been home to Key West a few times.

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We grilled some sardines from the Waterfront Market.

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I hit up 5 Brothers more than a few times for a midnite and a buchito.

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And I also spent a few evenings at the family gin mill.

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There was also the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival in September. Telluride has a great farmer's market, which is where I found this tigger melon.