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GRATITUDE GIVEAWAY YEAR FOUR!!

Where were you four years ago? How old were your kids back then? What were you up to in the kitchen? I was here, at my desk, writing my first post, which was all about applesauce. My tech skills were minimal, my photos uninspired, and my audience included, in no specific order: My parents My […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

The theme for me in the kitchen of late seems to be schizophrenic. Either I’m deep into cooking projects or it’s seat-of-your-pants affair. The latter was the case with this speedy Vietnamese chicken salad involving a rotisserie chicken, a tub of shredded cabbage, and bunch of cilantro. I tossed the cabbage with the cilantro, dressed it with lime juice, […]

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SALTED BUTTERSCOTCH MOUSSE CUPS

A handful of blocks from my house sits Blue Plate, a long-standing neighborhood eatery that has become a favorite local haunt. It’s cramped and cozy, with a kitchen so tiny, I wonder how on Earth they manage to produce such terrific food. There is a back patio that beckons on any of the rare warm San Francisco […]

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MOROCCAN SPICED WALNUTS
A “GOOD FOR YOU” GIFT

That there is one pretty jar of goodness….good on many levels. GOOD tasting for sure. The walnuts are coated with a Moroccan seasoning mix called Ras el Hanout. That, in combination with just enough butter and brown sugar to make a crunchy coating, results in nuts that are sweet, salty and spicy all at the same time. […]

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SARDINES: THE SUPERFOOD OF THE SEA

Eat these little fish! Sardines. They’re the superfood of the sea. Here’s why: Mega high in Omega-3 fats – higher than salmon, tuna, and nearly every other food I can think of High in calcium and vitamin D — the tiny bones in canned sardines are soft enough to eat, supplying about 25 percent of your […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

We’re finally getting some cold weather here in California (or at least chilly by our standards), which calls for comfort food, starting with this homey  Hungarian Mushroom Goulash from Sarah Copeland’s vegetarian cookbook Feast. The mushrooms did such a fine job in their meaty role, we didn’t even miss the beef. Traveling the  comfort food globe […]

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EIGHT IDEAS FOR THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS

Thanksgiving hasn’t even arrived yet, and already I’m talking leftovers. That’s because leftovers are the best part of the holiday, even better, in my opinion, than the meal itself. Pumpkin pie never tasted so good as when spooned straight out of the pie plate the morning after. Turkey, cold from the fridge, is at its finest layered […]

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TENDER CRANBERRY STREUSEL MUFFINS

My mom says crafting was the best way she knew to keep her small tribe of highly active and often mischievous children occupied. She had three of us in rapid succession, with no car or spare income, a husband who worked long hours, and more than her fair share of parental heartache. She launched into motherhood young, […]

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FLU FIGHTERS! 5 IDEAS FOR HEALING FOODS

Along with holiday celebrations and chilly weather, the close of the year also brings flu season, which according to the Centers for Disease Control, usually peaks in February.  Now is the time to think about shoring up our immune systems. One of the best ways to do that is to consider what you put on your […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

I do believe I’m a little behind here on My Week in Food, so let’s catch up starting with breakast. Made this pretty little meal for a food writer  friend who stopped by to talk shop. Took advantage of all my favorite fall fruits in a diced salad of persimmon, pomegranate, pears, and tangerines, with […]

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