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September 6, 2008

Tropical storm? What tropical storm?


You weren't going to go to the Waverly Farmers Market this morning? What a wimp you are.

I recommend your going as soon as you read this because no one will be there. They were all shopping at 6:45 a.m. when I was.

I bought my first melon of the season, a canary. (I was hoping for a Crenshaw, but I haven't seen any this summer.) Two kinds of beans, broccoli, squash, apples, nectarines, corn. Nothing exciting, in other words. I've ODed -- I wonder if that's how you spell that -- on tomatoes. People are starting to bring them into work. ...

What I didn't buy was bread for breakfast, because Uptown Bakers didn't come today, along with a couple of other vendors. (Not to worry. There were still plenty of them there.) I was stunned. I've bought loaves of bread from Uptown in snowstorms at the winter Waverly market.

As for me, my tennis was canceled -- what's wrong with people? -- so I plan to make this a productive day of finishing the second season of Dexter, watching the first five episodes of True Blood (TV critic David Zurawik lent me the screener; look for his new blog starting next week, by the way), watching as much of the U.S. Open men's semifinals as they can get in, and posting blog entries more than usual for a Saturday.

With my luck, the power will go out. As my husband always says, it's like living in a third world country if you live in Baltimore as far as BGE is concerned. Our power goes out when the sun is shining and the winds are totally calm.

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 8:10 AM | | Comments (19)


Apparently I check the blog just a minute too soon! Thanks Elizabeth - I'll hurry!

Well our power went out 3 times last night already and it wasn't raining very hard- that the Baltimore area for you!

You are so lucky to have the the 1st 5 of True Blood. I keep trying to set up a series recording the the cable box keeps shutting off when I hit ok.

Its too much like jungle out there for me to go out!

I really should figure out how to blame my wife for this, but True Blood is set up on my DVR to record this very moment. My love of vampire tv shows is such a guilty pleasure though.

Power has been on here in Hamilton. So far so good.

Last night we went to the Hamilton Tavern. A former dump of a bar that has transformed itself. Whereas you used to go in there and see a couple of old guys nursing PBRs, the place is now right busy with folks of all ages.
They serve food now and everything!

It has that Fells Point kinda look to it. Had the soft crab sandwich. Served in a pita, it also had avocado, spicy applewood bacon (yes!) and I forget what else. It had me at bacon. Anyway, it was pretty good.

Saw the "new" Sun paper this morning. Kinda condensed, isn't it?

Oh, well...I slept in this morning and didn't get up until 7:30 because I figured that it would be pouring with high winds.
Tomorrow is another day...

Days like this make frozen vegtables seem not so bad.

Poor Rob in PCB is coming to Baltimore this weekend just in time for Hanna, then will return to FL in time for Ike to batter the Panhandle [again]. It's all in the timing, like shopping at the market.

Well, I just thawed out and sliced the second half of a loaf of bread I baked earlier in the week, we have plenty of toilet paper, and with just us two old folk we don't need much, if any, milk, so I guess I don't have to go to the store. I'll just break out my worry beads and keep thumbing them so the power stays on.

just had grilled cheese and tomato soup lunch. even rainy days have their positives! BTW, made the grilled cheese on the Forman grill that I unearthed from a cabinet where it was cleverly concealed by the cappucino machine and the food processor (mini sized). Score! Sprayed the Forman with butter spray, lowered the lid and viola - perfect grilled cheese in seconds! I'm going to have to start using this thing again.

I love a magic viola.

You might be right about that. Hope you fared okay.

Yesterday was weird. My connecting flight was in Charlotte. Sunny and beautiful when I got there, cloudy and starting to rain when I left. Hanna followed me up here.

I'm hoping Ike stays well west of the Panhandle, a hit in Pensacola or even Mobile would be bad for PCB.


That's what the Foreman grill does best, is grilled cheese. It does a burger fairly well also.

Mmmm .... grilled cheese and tomato soup. The perfect comfort food combo.

Eh, not bad at all out there. I walked from Mount Vernon to Patterson Park early afternoon, not a single branch down and only a couple strongish gusts of wind. Didn't even get all that wet.

Sure shut down the Ukrainian Festival, though.

Owl Meat G wrote: I love a magic viola.

I just laughed and laughed and laughed...

Did the Ukrainian Festival shut down for the entire day, or did they open it up once the storm passed?

Hey, PCB Rob, I must have missed when you were coming to Baltimore. How long are you here?

And old usenet email list that I still belong to called Foodwine has what they call a Foodstock when someone travels to a city where there are members.

Shoulda, woulda, coulda...

RoK they seemed to shut down for the whole day. No setup was done.

If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we'd all have a wonderful Christmas.

Mmmm, Christmas, I can't wait until the cold weather encourages me to bake more. I might just have to whip up some terrier muffins today. Mmmm, fresh baked muffins ... they smell like the love that your parents never gave you! Scrumpdillyicious.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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