Author Archives: Trixie Reguyal

Spammed

Last week, I cooked Spam. I opened the can, slid the rectangular cube of pink meat out, sliced it into thin slabs, and fried them lightly. I served the slices with white rice and some leftover braised lentils. The last … Continue reading

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Always Roaming with a Hungry Heart

I don’t really read poetry. Even before, as an English teacher, poetry was my least favorite genre. There were a few poems that I liked and that I returned to again and again, but even then (and even now), I … Continue reading

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The Open Access Movement

Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, defines open-access (OA) literature as “digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.” He also gives the definition from the Budapest Open Access Initiative. “There … Continue reading

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A Pasta Obsession

Cacio e pepe, literally cheese and pepper, is a dish so simple that it’s hard to get right. Recipes for this dish abound, many of them with as few as three ingredients: pasta, grated pecorino Romano, ground black pepper. Some … Continue reading

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When in Rome

It’s hard to escape pop culture in Italy. We trooped through the Colosseum and I recalled scenes from the Russell Crowe movie Gladiator. We climbed up the Palatine Hill overlooking the Roman Forum and I remembered the opening scene in … Continue reading

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Book Clubbing

I attended a book discussion group at my local library last week for a class assignment. The book assigned was The Rainbow Comes and Goes, a memoir jointly written by the journalist Anderson Cooper and by his mother, the famous … Continue reading

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Gwyneth and You and Me

I had a couple of preconceptions before I started reading It’s All Good and It’s All Easy, two cookbooks by Gwyneth Paltrow. One was that they were going to be limited and limiting – she is, after all, a practitioner … Continue reading

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Summer at Jones Beach, Again

So here I am writing once again about Jones Beach. (I wrote about it before here and here.) It’s strange. My kids and I love the place. We’ve gone there several times this summer already, but many friends in the … Continue reading

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