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“Lemon Curd”

I have a custard addiction. And I recently discovered that custard is socially acceptable to eat at breakfast. I don’t know why it took so long to find this out. I haven’t had enough exposure to doughnuts I think. So I immediately made lemon curd. And after I spooned it into the jar, I licked every last vistage from the bowl. Because I really, really don’t like to be wasteful. […]

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“Homemade Tonic Water”

I’m into liquids this week, what can I say? I’m not a big alcohol drinker as you know, seeing as it makes me rather pink in the face. However. I can appreciate alcohol produced on a truly craft level. For example, I’m mildly obsessed with this certain secret whiskey that I’m going to tell you about in my book soon. Furthermore, I was out for a friend’s birthday the other […]

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“Turkey Brine”

No, it’s not Thanksgiving silly. It’s April. Also known as turkey hunting season in certain paradigms. My very first hunt was for turkey. It was deep in the Arkansas delta, on a three-thousand acre hunting preserve that runs five miles up the length of the great Mississippi. It was Spring, early on a Saturday morning after a night of imbibing aged Scotch and smoking cigars on a wide veranda with […]

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“Eucalyptus Tea”

Do you snore? Great! Thanks for stopping by! I’ve got just what you need. I was on the winding road to Tamales Bay the other day to eat oysters, and drink a cold beverage, and drink oysters, and the air smelled incredible. It was the eucalyptus trees. I opened every roof and window in the car. And sucked it in. Then I stopped and ate twelve more oysters. Life was […]

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“The Buff”

I really dislike shopping. It brings out the worst in me. I become cranky and fatigued within 5 minutes of entering a store. I find this is particularly the case when shopping for clothing. There are a few exceptions… but it usually involves bribing me with a muffin, or promising me that a cream puff is going to be at the center of the store we are going to. I […]

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“Perfect Steelhead or Salmon”

After our Arctic morning on the river, contending with Mother Nature’s bad, bad mood, we had lunch on the shore. This kind of shore lunch requires some acrobatics. It’s also a time to keep things really, really simple. Simple. Keep things simple. Okay? Simple. The first thing you’ll need is a sharp knife. Which I didn’t have. The second thing you’ll need is a flat surface on which to fillet […]

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“Boys vs. Girls”

First off, I’d like to point out that the location of my fishing trip keeps changing in my posts. Rather than go back and correct it, I figured I’d let my missteps dangle in the breeze for all the world to see. It was 5:30am and I was running on a green banana and acid coffee and I’d slept 4 hours and couldn’t feel my pinkies. Thank you for your […]

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“A Big Boy”

Can I just take a moment to say that I think it’s strange that fish eat their own eggs? Okay, I just wanted to put that out there. I feel better now. Actually, I’ve seen a lot of animals eat their own offspring. We might be one of the few animals that don’t. Just a lovely thought for a Tuesday morning. I can’t say that the fish were eagerly biting […]

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“The Things I Do For Dinner”

Good news! I found the one square mile of the country this past weekend where it was still snowing. Somewhere near Longview, Oregon, though I can’t be sure because it was 5:30am. And I had only slept 4 hours. It was right around this time that I asked myself, “Are you sane Georgia?” And since by asking this question I was in fact talking to myself, I decided that I […]

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“The Last Box”

This is really hard. But today, I’m going to send back the last box. I’ve been getting my book in its various stages from my publisher over the past several months. And I get to open the box and peruse it and nit pick, and wonder if it’s too late to crawl under a rock, and shed tears of joy and terror and wonder who am I and why on […]

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