Author: Chris Garrity

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30 years ago today

Thirty years ago today I was supposed to be writing a paper for history class. Instead I was glued to the tiny black and white TV in my sister’s room watching the news unfold...

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Hawks at Fresh Pond

On my way to work every morning I usually go past Fresh Pond in Cambridge. Just across the train tracks from the  Alewife T station, there’s an office building where there’s a pair of...

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May Flowers

We usually do one post per flower, but they come in so fast at the start of May that I’m just going to lump a bunch together. First up is Creeping Phlox. This is...

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New CSF season

It’s that time again. This week was the first delivery of fresh fish from Cape Ann Fresh Catch, the Community Supported Fishery that we’re a member of. This week’s fish was a nice fresh...

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How To Deal With Spam

Do you have a problem with SPAM? What are you doing to fight SPAM? The SPAM problem seems to get worse every year. Do you need some better ideas on how to deal with...

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Blooming

I know these are the easiest orchids to grow, but I’ve never actually managed to get one to rebloom before. That is, they’re usually blooming when you buy them, and the flowers eventually fade. ...

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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....