Monthly Archives: January 2009

It’s all in the Vibe – Berkeley Farmer’s Market

If you blindfolded me and took be to the Berkeley Farmer’s Market, I could tell you in two second we were smack dab in the middle of Berkeley. White folks with dreadlocks, ethnic scarves, smelling of patchouli abound. There’s even … Continue reading

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FINALLY!

Last night J and I had these plans to go grocery shopping for a meal we are putting together on Saturday. Because we needed ingredients that were not carried by Trader Joe’s this meant a trip to the dreaded Safeway. … Continue reading

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Screw You Hershey’s, SCREW YOU

Ok, everyone knows I’m a big ol’ lefty here so I don’t have much respect for corporate America. But this just takes the cake.  A big, luscious, dark chocolate cake.  It appears the evil Hershey’s corporation is shutting down the … Continue reading

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Existential Crisis

Ok. I’m in an existential crisis. A completely delicious existential crisis. For all of my adult life I’ve been the cook. I cook well and I enjoy cooking. I’m used to being the best cook in the room. Since moving … Continue reading

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Creamed spinach

It’s winter and we need to focus on comfort food. Nothing is more comforting than something with the word creamed in it. But creamed doesn’t have to mean cream. Just reducing milk gives it a great silky consistency. So here’s … Continue reading

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Eating Good in the Neighborhood

Living in downtown Oakland, we’re incredibly lucky to live where the eating is good. We’re close to Chinatown. We’ve got the Old Oakland Farmer’s Market AND the Jack London Square Farmer’s Market. And we’ve got excellent restaurants right in our … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve turned out to be one of the best I’ve ever had. It came together at the last minute with both J and I coming back early this week and West Coast Rebecca coming back Monday. By Wednesday … Continue reading

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