Author: Chris Garrity

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Scratch Turns 10

Last weekend I got to spend Saturday with over 300 people enjoying Scratch Day at MIT. We have this event every year, but this year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Scratch launch....

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Molasses Ginger Cookies

Last weekend we had the annual neighborhood holiday cookie swap. As usual I was trying to decide what kind of cookies to make, and for so reason molasses cookies really appealed to me. This...

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Cars of the Mojave

After we dropped Peter at college last weekend, we’ve been hiking in and around Joshua Tree. We’ve been a bit surprised by the number of fine, classic cars in the area. Here are some...

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Pastry (and Blueberry Peach Pie)

Tom has been saying for a while that he wanted a reminder of how to make pastry for pies. Summer is not the best time to make pastry, especially when it’s hot and muggy....

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Pot Roast Goulash

This is inspired by the Goulash recipe from the Loaf & Ladle Cookbook. It has been my goto goulash recipe for many, many years. Today I wanted something that would work in the slow-cooker,...

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Grand Cayman

We’re getting packed up to go home after our week on Grand Cayman. We’ve all had a great time and we’re really going to miss it. Here’s a link to our pictures from the...

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Merry Christmas

This was our Christmas tree tonight. A tall ship leaving the island and heading north. Not quite what we’re used to in Massachusetts, but it looks pretty good, doesn’t it? The next door neighbors...

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Stingray City

This afternoon we went out to Stingray City. That’s a sandbar on the north side of Grand Cayman. It’s famous for all of the stingrays that gather there. They swim right up to you...

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Pecan Pie

It’s Thanksgiving. In addition to pumpkin pie we usually have a pecan pie. I’ve been using the same recipe since I was in college. It comes from an old notebook where I used to...