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Day 21: The Perfect Tomato Sandwich

Day 21: The Perfect Tomato Sandwich

Somebody asked me recently which I’d rather give up if forced to, tomatoes or potatoes. Although my reluctance to part with french fries was great, I knew that I couldn’t imagine a life without tomatoes, because pasta sauces and pizzas and all things caprese are much too near and dear to my heart. But one of the very best ways to eat a tomato, which you might agree with if you grew up with an abundance of them fresh out…

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House Makeover, Before and After

House Makeover, Before and After

The Padres bought a house. The first time we went to see it, the previous owners still hadn’t quite moved out, and it was a perfect pit of chaos and grime. The floors looked like they hadn’t been washed in months, if not years, the walls were painted garish, uneven colors, and the smell was unpleasant at best. They must have loved color, because the entry was blue, the kitchen red, the bedrooms chocolate brown, purple, and hot pink with…

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Kitschy Apartment Tour

Kitschy Apartment Tour

Hello all. A lot of people express interest in my house, maybe because they find the thought of living above a music store in a historic downtown almost as fascinating as I do. (Side note: I know the above photo of the town is over Christmas time, but that’s when Mocksville is the most beautiful, in my opinion.) Since I can’t have you all over, I thought I’d give you a little virtual tour of the place. I live in…

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