Archive for February, 2012

Hints from Herb—Make that pudding taste like chocolate

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Normally, I make everything from scratch, and buying mixes is painful. But, I have to strictly restrict my intake of carbohydrates, and haven't yet delved into the dark arts of how to make pudding set without using high-carb ingredients like real sugar and corn starch. So, I'm trying to find ...

Madigan’s Waterfront Restaurant in Occoquan, VA

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Excellent seafood--fresh and well prepared--but the air is completely contaminated with smoke from the bar. During our 65 minute wait for a table tonight (we didn't make a reservation), there was no comfortable and warm smoke-free place to wait. Even once seated in the restaurant, the smoke still found us. We ...

Canon T1i and EFS 18-135mm IS/Macro Lens for Sale: $500

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Anybody need a good camera? This very lightly used Canon T1i is just sitting here—in mint condition—waiting for a new owner. I'm asking $500 for the camera and upgraded lens. I'm throwing in an extra battery! Oh, and silly me. Because I used the camera for such a short time, ...

Mystery at the Market

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

I usually avoid grocery shopping on weekends. I hadn't been able to get to the grocery store since Tuesday, however, and had to go today since we were running out of staples. The grocery store was like a zoo! The parking lot was full, and there were strange men roaming the ...