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Avocados, asparagus and carrots, oh my!
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Avocados, asparagus and carrots, oh my!

Let’s start this piece off with a couple of things that everybody knows: 1) oysters are probably aphrodisiacs and 2) green M&Ms, despite claims to the contrary, are probably not. Now that that’s out of the way, we can move on to the rest of the food pyramid. It is no surprise that many of…

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Valentine’s Day Snickerdoodle Cookies

Is your sweetheart, roommate or best friend made of sugar and spice and everything nice? Make them these cookies for Valentine’s Day! This is a little heart day twist on my favorite Snickerdoodle recipe, originally found at sallysbakingaddiction.com. Ingredients For the COOKIES: 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 1 and 1/3…

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Recommended recipe: Gingerbread and glaze

Lucy Forster-Smith, outgoing Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life at Macalester, has been making a lot of gingerbread lately. For those who associate gingerbread with tiny people-shaped cookies, as I did at first, this is different. It is in actual bread form accompanied by a lemon glaze. The recipe comes from The Silver Palate Cookbook…

Lucy & Taryn’s Beer Club: Seedy and Classy Can Coexist
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Lucy & Taryn’s Beer Club: Seedy and Classy Can Coexist

We do not like cheap beer, but we do like cheap places. As a result, we are constantly searching for the absolute best happy hour prices. And we may have found them, only one week into our beer adventure, at Liquor Lyle’s, “a classy seedy dive bar that everyone loves” (thanks, ThriftyHipster.com). Seedy and classy?…

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Review: Groundswell Cafe

Another locally-sourced cafe, you say? In short, yes. Groundswell serves delicious, creative food made from local ingredients. But the food isn’t the only draw. Groundswell has a great, laid-back atmosphere with big wooden tables and a minimalist decor. Thanks to a recent expansion, seating is abundant both in the main room and off on the…

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Kyle’s kitchen comebacks

In an interesting turn of events, my family actually reads what I write in The Mac Weekly. That’s hardly a surprise for any of my Facebook friends, but to the rest of you it turns out they took notice. And then they took action. This Christmas I received not one, but two fantastic recipe books:…

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Welcome to: Taryn and Lucy’s Beer Club

Picture this, if you will: early January. Lucy and Taryn are sitting in a booth at The Groveland Tap. Lucy is wearing her power outfit. No, it is not a pant suit; no, it does not involve heels. Quite the contrary, actually—she’s sporting long underwear covered by windproof pants (albeit with holes, rendering them partially…

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Family recipe: Homemade eggnog

As the holiday season draws near, bring together your friends and family for a warm evening of merryment. Include this recipe for homemade eggnog, which is best made for large groups (the measurements definitely produce a party-sized amount). 6 eggs, separated, and yolks with whites beaten separately. Add 1/2 cup sugar to the beaten yolks….

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Food and culture

In almost every language class there comes a time where you learn the vocabulary of food. This is often my favorite and most frustrating part of learning a language. Food is such an important part of culture and our lives and learning the vocab is important, but man does it make me hungry and filled…

Holiday Drank: Coquito
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Holiday Drank: Coquito

Coquito is a traditional Puerto Rican drink made for Christmas celebrations. Its similar to eggnog in its richness and use of rum, but the custardy flavor is lightened with coconut milk. I first tried it last year, when a family friend of my girlfriend gifted a bottle: an cute, repurposed honey jar with a white…

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