Tag Archives: duck

Ask not for whom the duck rolls

It rolls for thee. Did you know that the first LEGO toy, made in 1935, was made of wood, not plastic? Did you know it was not composed of wooden bricks but a single assembled piece? Did you know it was a duck? On wheels? It's a fact. These days, the original LEGO wooden duck is a…
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A cat, a pan, a canard, a plan

I'm sure you've all had moments like this, where you find yourself making duck l'orange for a cat even though the cat's vegetarian owner won't eat it. It wasn't just any night, of course.  It was professor M's alpha cat's birthday.  Cat I was turning 15, which is pretty venerable for a cat, not that…
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Processing those food photos with Photoshop Elements

The last three posts were all about choosing the right digital camera for photographing food.  Despite that, we all know that what you do with the equipment is the important part.  Here, I present a pretty simple set of steps for making decent blogworthy photos from whatever camera you have.  Some steps refer specifically to…
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Duck Duck EVOO

It's not even officially duck season or rabbit season, but I keep ordering up delicious gamy dishes. Tonight's full moon found me at Somerville fave EVOO (that's foodie talk for Extra Virgin Olive Oil) by random chance.  J brought a batch of peachy mamas for chef owner Peter McCarthy and we crunched on a couple…
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Open season

Last week I had a pleasant meal at Rendezvous in Central Square, a place that has reliably seasonal menus and art on the walls.  I was feeling a bit less than 100% so I chose the vegetable bollito misto (a Piedmontese boiled dinner, this one featuring polenta, fava beans, cheese and mushrooms) even though I…
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Phantom chocolate duck in flight magazine

It happens a couple of times a year. Some ad salesman makes it through the phone screen into the ear of an impressionable person and suddenly we're discussing advertising with in-flight magazines or worse yet, in-flight audio infotainment. Although the demographics of people why fly might be attractive to some businesses, the odds of somebody…
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Rubber duckie floatilla gradually storming the world's beaches

From the excellent virtual pages of Strange Maps comes this ducky item. On January 10 [1992], a container holding almost 29,000 plastic bath toys spills off a cargo ship into the middle of the Pacific Ocean and breaks open. The unsinkable toys, which were en route from Hong Kong to Tacoma (Washington), include a lot…
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What the duck?

Why is there a giant duck outside Cambridge City Hall right now? A. Cambridge opens its gates to admit the Trojan Duck B. A giant rubber duck admonishes Cantabrigians to reduce litter to keep local waters clean C. The city of Cambridge finally recognizes Duck Day as a city holiday answer after the jump... (more…)
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Kaffir limeduck salad at Oishii

You think I'm making this up? Check the menu, and the photo evidence from my bud RoninOtter's photostream: Kaffir limeduck salad at Oishii. Mixed greens and shredded duck with pine nuts and mustard jalapeno and kaffir lime vinagrette. Yum. We were seated in the lower-level dining room, where I'd never been before, but it was…
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You got to know your chicken

As we approach Thanksgiving season, there's much talk of poultry, from the traditionally pardoned presidential turkey to the migration of Canada Geese to the ever trendy and and labor-intensive turducken to that excellent low-cholesterol portmanteau, torfurkey. I was checking on my site today when I suddenly noticed something terribly wrong with the header graphic. I've…
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