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    A pleasant surprise in my chair

    By jrodrigo in The World is My Napkin

    As a hybrid employee of the Advocate – at least that is how I refer to it – I am a copy editor/page designer, which was my primary title when I joined the Advocate July of last year, and also ...

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    Will someone give me a pumpkin?

    By jrodrigo in The World is My Napkin

    Every year, when Halloween approaches, pumpkins hit the supermarkets in mass quantities. It's a sea of different-sized orange globes spilling out of industrial size cardboard boxes, sandwiched between gourds and other members of the squash family. It's usually a sign ...

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    Best cup of coffee. Period.

    By jrodrigo in The World is My Napkin

    The other day, I had the best cup of coffee. Here in the newsroom everyone loves their coffee. I think we have at least four coffeemakers, that I know of. There is one in sports, one in multimedia, one for ...

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    Any local CSAs?

    By jrodrigo in The World is My Napkin

    In my spare time, I love to read, I love to cook and I love to eat. My mind is constantly going over ideas for flavor combinations, which book I will read next and which aspect of the food industry ...

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    Hatch green chile at H-E-B

    By jrodrigo in The World is My Napkin

    Saturday, before work, I made a stop at the H-E-B Plus! on Navarro to pick up a some fresh-roasted Hatch green chiles. I heard that they roasted Hatch chile last year, but missed the opportunity to load up my freezer ...

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    What a difference a little color can make

    By jrodrigo in The World is My Napkin

    It has come to my attention as I get older and grow more and more comfortable in my skin, that I am capable of withstanding a lot of brute force. In this industry, it is necessary to develop a thick ...

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    GC release of Top 5 Chefs

    By jrodrigo in The World is My Napkin

    Before you begin turning the pages of this July/August issue, coming out tomorrow in select newspaper subscriptions and various locations throughout the Golden Crescent, I want to introduce myself. My name is Jessica Rodrigo and I have been with the ...

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    Hungry for more

    By jrodrigo in The World is My Napkin

    Nominations for the July/August GC are being collected and the deadline, May 6 at 5 p.m. is approaching. This is a final call for nominations. Put someone on the spotlight for the next issue of the Magazine of the Golden ...

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    GC's Top 5

    By jrodrigo in The World is My Napkin

    I am in the midst of taking over Golden Crescent magazine, and after having had a few conversations concerning the Top 5 feature in Golden Crescent magazine, it's become apparent that not all of us on the same page. So ...

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    For the love of food

    By jrodrigo in The World is My Napkin

    To those that know me, I have an undying affinity for all-things food. My predilection for food started when I was big enough to help in the kitchen by washing dishes. Despite the fact that my parents probably hated the ...

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