Author: Chris Garrity

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No Coffee!

We moved into the new Media Lab building a little more than a month ago. There were a lot of things that were not quite finished when we moved in, and there was a...

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Tarragon Chicken Crêpes

I think I copied this recipe down from a magazine or newspaper back when I was in college. [Ok, this is just a little too weird – I just went searching for the original...

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Spring coming!

This has been a weird winter. We’ve had very cold stretches, and some warmer days. According to the monthly summary in the Globe today, February was warmer than normal. I wish we still had...

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Chicken Divan

There have to be a thousand recipes for Chicken Divan. I’ve been using a quick Chicken Divan recipe from a cookbook put out by the Lexington Preschool PTA (now called LexFUN) as a fundraiser....

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New Year’s Day

We had our annual New Year’s day brunch today. Lots of people turned up. Lots of teenagers, A few little kids, and lots of old friends. There was tons of good food as usual...

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Merry Christmas!

We hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Here’s what we’re doing tonight – tracking Santa (from NORAD). That’s right after our traditional Christmas Eve fondue dinner (Cheese fondue with Chocolate fondue for dessert).

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2009: Year in Review

It’s been a good year for the Garritys. Tom is a sophomore in high school and Peter is in 7th grade. They both tower over me at this point, and I’m beginning to get...

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Exquisite Corpse at Scratch Club

I’ve been trying to figure out how to get the kids in the Scratch Club to try new things. I decided to try something a little different this year. Since we have two classrooms,...

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Rainy morning

This morning it was simply pouring rain and I didn’t think I’d get a walk at all before work. However, as I was checking my email the clouds suddenly blew apart and the sun...

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Sudbury, the Big Nickel, and BIFs

When I lived in Canada as a child we were always taking these long road trips to see the sights. Some of the places were more interesting that others. One that I remember from...