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July 10, 2008 10:08 AM

Hungry? Urbanspooners shake it up with "Magic 8 Ball" for iPhone

Posted by Nancy Leson


No one has a more primitive cell phone than mine -- and that's the way, uh-huh uh-huh, I like it:



Call me old-fashioned, but I'd rather take photos with an actual camera. Text messaging? Uh, what's that? "Mom! You're from the Stone Age!" says my kid -- and he's only off by a few millennia. But lately I've been considering upgrading my phone to something more, oh, 2008. Like an iPhone. Which captured my attention when it debuted last year, thanks to David Pogue's right-up-my-corny-alley music video. I laughed, I cried, it was better than "Cats"!:

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July 10, 2008 7:24 AM

Trader Joe's: cooking with the book

Posted by Nancy Leson


Stacey Lampkin, of Kirkland, needs some advice. Here's her query:

"I have heard a bit about the Trader Joe's cookbook (that is not affiliated with Trader Joe's) and am very intrigued by it as I shop at Trader Joe's a lot. Have you seen this book and if so, have you tried any of the recipes from it? It is getting good reviews on Amazon, but before I plunk down $25 for a cookbook, I'd love to hear the good word from a pro."

Well, this "pro" has yet to get her hands on the book -- "Cooking with All Things Trader Joe's" by TJ fans Deana Gunn and Wona Miniati:


Anybody seen it? Cooked from it? If so, what's the word?

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