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Food article: Get to Know These Regional Barbecue Sauce Styles

As a native Virginia, I’ve been acquainted with various North/South Carolina barbecue styles. So it was exciting to work on a piece about different BBQ styles from around the country. I’m ready to tuck in to some vinegar ‘Q now… what’s your favorite?

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Food article: Great Whole Food Snacks to Stock in Your Office

Great Whole Food Snacks to Stock in Your Office

I’m a fan of snacks, and I bet you are too. However, “snack” doesn’t have to equal junk food. I got some great ideas for snacks to have at ole St. Clair HQ, and I hope this article rings your snack time bell too.

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Food article: Winter Squash Dishes to Try This Fall

Winter Squash Dishes to Try This Fall

We are big fans of winter squash in my house, so I’m pretty excited to try out some of these ideas I came across while researching this food article:

Full story: Winter Squash Dishes to Try This Fall – ZeroCater

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Business article: 8 Things You Didn’t Know About French Fries

8 things about french fries

I really want to go to #4 now! Such a fun piece to write:

Full story: 8 Things You Didn’t Know About French Fries – ZeroCater

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Food article: Eating Healthy Meals and Snacks for Workplace Success

How to prevent getting hungry at work

Even though I work from home, healthy meals & snacks are essential to my workday too. And working on this piece defo gave me some good pointers for foods that = productivity.

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Food article: Far From Eggs & Bacon: Meet the Japanese-Style Breakfast

Food article: Far From Eggs & Bacon: Meet the Japanese-Style Breakfast

In the US, it’s so easy to think of breakfast as cereal and sweet, or protein-heavy and greasy. But the Japanese really know how to do an amazing breakfast. Combined with my own past travels to Japan, I learned so much writing this article about the many options comprising a Japanese breakfast.

Full story: Far From Eggs & Bacon: Meet the Japanese-Style Breakfast | ZeroCater

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Beer & pizza article: New Haven-Style Pies, Northwest Brews

Beer and pizza article in the August 2018 Oregon Beer Growler - New Haven-Style Pies, Northwest Brews

Had such a good time meeting the folks at Eugene’s The Wheel Apizza Pub. Great pizza & refreshingly tasty, approachable, yet different craft beer.

➼ ➼ ➼ Check out their profile in the August 2018 Oregon Beer Growler

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The Art of Fresh Pasta

I’ve got a new story in the latest issue of Tastings, from The Register-Guard. Awesome photos too from Collin Andrew!

“For more than 30 years, the owners of Eugene-based Pasta Plus have created from-scratch pasta and pesto for restaurants and home cooks from Ashland to Portland.”

Full Story: The art of fresh pasta – Register-Guard, Tastings »

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What can you read about on here?

Thank you Jon Meyers for asking what I’m going to be writing about.

A feature of blogs is that you can set up categories to organize your ramblings. Once there’s a post under that category, you can look at any and every post in that category. Here are categories now on or coming soon to AntSaint:

  • Beer & Wine
  • Books & Reviews
  • Coffee
  • Daily Miscellany
  • Food & Recipes
  • One Word, 60 Seconds
  • Stuff I Use
  • Stuff I Want to Read
  • Travel
  • Web/Tech
  • Weblogs
  • Work
  • Writing

This will change over time, of course. Categories are in the right-side bar on every page. Enjoy, and let me know if there’s anything you want to hear about.

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So It Begins

What this blog is
If you’re interested in books, travel, writing, food, coffee and quirky perspectives on the world, then you’ll find something here worth sticking around for. AntSaint.com is about anything from writing novels to backpacking through Asia, from a good microbrew porter to an average day on the range in my home of Eugene, Oregon.

There’ll be off-the-cuff smarty-pants remarks, and some serious musings. There’ll be reflections on ol’ day-to-day life, and overall curiosity about the world and its general nuttiness. There’ll be links and book reviews, photos and lots and lots of stuff that I can’t yet even imagine.

What it’s not
What there will not be is endless why-blog?-navel-gazing (it’s like writing a novel about why people write novels) or eye-glazing second-by-second retellings of my day (Oatmeal. With chocolate chips. Wore my red shirt to the office. Remembered pants, but just barely).

I hate that crap. If I lapse into this rot, slap me (antsaint at myway dot com). I’ll thank you in a post.

Why it’s here
I’ve set up this site for a few reasons –

  • It’s good practice. AntSaint is personal and professional. I’m a writer and editor by trade, and there are projects I’m working on that I need a website for, both now and down the road.
  • It’s the 21st century – not having a website is like not having a phone number.
  • I have something to say, even if I don’t know what it is until it catches my attention and doesn’t let go.
  • What I have to say will be different. At least, people around me say that I look at things, and talk about them, a tad on the out-there side. I’ll just post and spout, and we’ll see what happens.
  • It’s fun. ‘Nuff said.
  • I’m hoping that the end-but-ongoing result will be some good, not-too-clean fun. Have a good time, thanks for coming around, and if you’ve got 2 cents to add to my 2 cents, leave a comment or send it to antsaint at myway dot com.

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