January 2012

I was born with what people call a “sunny disposition”. Maybe it’s because I’m an August baby, ushered into the world at the height of summer. Or maybe I’m just wired that way.  Though, like anyone, sometimes I get the blues.

Vegan Rice Pudding

With so many inspiring opportunities on the horizon, 2012 promised to  start off with a bang and… a sniffle.…

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Sometimes, life is a feast. Last weekend, San Francisco hosted The Good Food Awards on Friday and Saturday. Sunday through Tuesday, The 37th annual Winter Fancy Food Show was in town. I was a very busy and very well-fed girl.

These are my top 20 finds from the Fancy Food Show.…

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Today, is a lovely day in California. The sun is shining and it is unseasonably warm. It is also a special day because I am guest posting on one of my favorite blogs, Kitchen Corners. If you don’t know Da, I’d like to tell you a bit about her. She is warm and kind and generous, she makes beautiful food, and even more beautiful babies.…

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When I was a little girl, our local grocery store was Petrini’s.  Frank Petrini was the owner of the chain of stores that opened in San Francisco in the 30’s, and I wonder if people like Sam Mogannam of Bi-Rite know just how much Frank paved the way. I remember being able to get a several kinds of pâté at the deli and oh, the salumi!…

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Roasted Potatoes, Garlic, Carrots, Turnips, Parsnips, Onions, Garlic, & Herb Oil

While some folks are rushing out of the gates into 2012 with guns blazing, I must admit, I’m sauntering in rather slowly. Perhaps it’s due to the fact that I’ve been down with a flu bug since the 31st. No champagne or glitter for this glamour puss on New Year’s Eve, just a sofa, a blanket, a Ruby dog, and a big box of tissues.…

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Happy New Year 2012

Soon, it will be 2012. I’m savoring the last moments with my Christmas decorations and the quiet calm in the house as the tiny lights blink on and off. As I take stock, it is truly hard to believe all of the things that transpired over that last 365 days.

MY Christmas

Through this blog in 2011, I learned so much about myself, about community, and about how to cook, write, and photograph.…

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