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Cookie Love

cookie love

Cookie Love by Mindy Segal – A Book Review Truth be told, there probably isn’t a sweet on earth I love more than a good cookie. In my opinion no cake, pie, ice cream, or cupcake can hold a candle to a great cookie. My dad used to call me the cookie monster back in…

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CUESA’S Summer Celebration 2015

cuesa summer celebration 2015

CUESA Summer Celebration 2015 Last Sunday I attended the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) Summer Celebration. I think there have been five of these so far, and I have gone to the last three. As long as they continue to have them I will go. This year 40 of San Francisco’s top…

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Grilled Fish with Mango Salsa

grilled fish with mango salsa

  Grilled Fish with Mango Salsa This recipe is one of those recipes I have had for so long that I don’t exactly know where it I got it. I have been making it off and on for years. Many people like it with chips, but I prefer to use it on grilled fish and…

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Baked Goat Cheese

baked goat cheese

Baked Goat Cheese One of the many things I will always be indebted to my friend Porter for is his recipe for Baked Goat Cheese. This delicious appetizer was a standby in his kitchen and quickly became one of mine. Always the showman, Porter would often bake his goat cheese in an 18th-century roof tile…

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Mastering Pasta


Mastering Pasta-The Art and Practice of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto, by Marc Vetri People have debated and argued about the origins of pasta for years. It may have been invented in China (as some claim), but very few would argue that the Italians aren’t the ones who really own it. In his book “Mastering…

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pintxo pintxos

Pintxos What’s better than a drink and a nibble especially when the nibble is a plate full of pintxos! I have been aware of pintxos (pronounced peen-chos) for some time, but I have only begun to obsess over them since I began going to one of my favorite restaurants, ‘Coqueta’. Servers waft by you with…

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