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Circ Logic Shorty

Circ Logic Shorty

| August 20, 2016

I don’t even have time to spell out circ logic this week, let alone post a whole list. I will say that Central Market is doing a BOGO on these bad boys. (And it’s not just brownies, but bars of all kinds.) They also have free bread with the purchase of 1 lb of turkey. […]

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Circular Logic for August 12, 2016: Hatch Season!

Circular Logic for August 12, 2016: Hatch Season!

| August 13, 2016

It’s Hatch season, y’all! | Photo: Will Burdette Circular Logic I glance through the circulars so you can use them to decoupage your bathroom. Recipes, culture, and the occasional Rick-roll are beyond the links below. Sorting the table by columns lets you prioritize however you want. Feeling hot and bothered (and rich)? Buy the world’s […]

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Circular Logic for August 5, 2016: Plum Crumble and Stuffed Green Peppers

Circular Logic for August 5, 2016: Plum Crumble and Stuffed Green Peppers

| August 5, 2016

I glance through the circulars so you can use them to make papier-mâché. This week I’ve got a question: why doesn’t anyone stuff green bell peppers like chiles rellenos style? Imagine a bell pepper, that holy third of the trinity, roasted, peeled, stuffed with like étouffée or gumbo or something, and then lightly battered and fried. I think it can be done, but I’m not about to try it. I might make a plum crumble though. As usual, recipes, culture, fluff, and grocery deals are beyond the links below. Sorting the table by columns lets you prioritize store, price, or date.

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Circular Logic for July 29, 2016: Make Some Pickled Grapes

Circular Logic for July 29, 2016: Make Some Pickled Grapes

| July 29, 2016

I glance through the circulars so you can use them to make paper boats. Recipes, culture, fluff, and grocery deals are beyond the links below. Sorting the table by columns lets you prioritize store, price, or date.

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Circular Logic for July 23: Late Asparagus and Heirloom Tomatoes

Circular Logic for July 23: Late Asparagus and Heirloom Tomatoes

| July 23, 2016

I peruse the circulars so you can use them to make Hugelkultur beds. (Don’t use the glossy ones, though). Recipes, culture, fluff, and grocery deals are beyond the links below.

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Circular Logic for July 15: Brunch It Up with Cantaloupe and Bacon

Circular Logic for July 15: Brunch It Up with Cantaloupe and Bacon

| July 17, 2016

I peruse the circulars so you can use them to use them in the garden. Then I make a list of what I consider to be the best deals. It’s more or less my shopping list. But what I actually buy depends on how much time and money I have. I sometimes feel bad about posting deals on meat, given the working conditions in slaughterhouses. Cheap meat is not necessarily a good deal for everyone. I suppose the same is true for veggies. If food is cheap, then labor is probably an issue somewhere down the line. Click through the links above if you really want to know. If you just want some recipes, fluff, and grocery deals, click on the links below.

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Circular Logic for July 8: Smoke a Chicken, Make Some Pineapple Mango Sauce, Drink Some Wine

Circular Logic for July 8: Smoke a Chicken, Make Some Pineapple Mango Sauce, Drink Some Wine

| July 9, 2016

Eco wrote that we make lists because we don’t want to die. But perhaps we also make lists to tell ourselves stories about who we want to be in the future. Johnny Cash’s famous to do list seems like such aspirational note to himself and voyeurs who might stumble across it. This is a less aspirational, more pragmatic list. You know, like the kind that might save you a few bucks by pointing out where the good deals are. But the order of the list isn’t incidental.

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Circular Logic for July 1: Make a List, Make Something with Blueberries, and Go Watch Fireworks

Circular Logic for July 1: Make a List, Make Something with Blueberries, and Go Watch Fireworks

| July 2, 2016

I pick through the grocery circulars and publish my grocery list as a form of practice, of pleasure. In “The Rhetoric of Enumeration” in The Infinity of Lists, Umberto Eco writes, “Since antiquity, rhetoric has encompassed rhythmically enunciated and enunciable lists, in which it was less important to hint at inexhaustible quantities than to attribute […]

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Circular Logic for June 24: Make Some Guac, Grill Some Tubular Meat, and Make Some DIY Beer Mustard

Circular Logic for June 24: Make Some Guac, Grill Some Tubular Meat, and Make Some DIY Beer Mustard

| June 24, 2016

I pick through the grocery circulars and publish my grocery list as a form of micropolitics, which reminds me…we should all just probably shop at farmers markets. But if you are more into the supermarket, you are in luck because I read the ads so you can use them to make paper art.

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Circular Logic for June 17: Make Some Red Pepper Emulsion

Circular Logic for June 17: Make Some Red Pepper Emulsion

| June 17, 2016

Red Peppers | Photo: Will Burdette Wherein I read the grocery circulars because, hey, you gotta read something. That’s right, I read the ads so you can use them to make paper bricks. Here are my top 40 deals for this weekend ordered, somewhat, by value(s): Follow the links for recipes, culture, histories, and more. […]

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Circular Logic for June 10, 2016: Make Some Potato Salad

Circular Logic for June 10, 2016: Make Some Potato Salad

| June 10, 2016

Wherein I read the grocery circulars because this is that for which I got a Ph.D. in English. I read the ads so you can user then to make paper hats.

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Circular Logic for June 3: Make Some Watermelon Juice!

Circular Logic for June 3: Make Some Watermelon Juice!

| June 3, 2016

Watermelon | Photo: Will Burdette Circular Logic Wherein I read the grocery circulars with the assumption that bargain hunting for material goods is exercising agency in a capitalist society, even as I am persuaded by the very circulars I am reading, the food in the circulars, and the people behind the food, and the editorial […]

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