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Winter Vacation

Happy Holidays,

After great visits with family and friends over the past few days, I’m heading off to the airport to join my dining companion and her family for a ski vacation. I’ll have plenty of time to relax and write about food, but only sporadic internet access. Look for updates in batches between here and Jan 8th.

During last year’s ski getaway my dining companion’s family asked me to cook something, and this is what I did.

wish me better luck this time around!

All the best to you and yours,



I'm a graduate student in Montreal. I spend most of my time studying drug addiction using brain imaging techniques. I'm also a foodie, exploring the culinary world both in and out of my kitchen.

2 replies on “Winter Vacation”

I outsmarted myself. I’d done a couple of pork tenderloins in the oven in a Pyrex dish, using a hibiscus marinade from the book that’s meant to go on lamb. I decided to make a pan sauce, and didn’t want to let the browned bits in the dish go to waste. Lab quality Pyrex dishes get exposed to direct heat all the time, but apparently kitchen grade Pyrex isn’t the same thing. I put the pan on the element and made one of the best sauces of my life, turned around to slice the pork, and the dish exploded all over the kitchen. The family dog agreed that the sauce was delicious, and tried to lick it off the scalding hot, and very sharp glass shards. Pandemonium ensued. As this was the first time I’d ever met her family I was more than a little embarrassed.

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