Monthly Archives: March 2009

The Challenge – Cost

So we went to the Farmer’s Market and Trader Joe’s to get the groceries. With some additions of sugar free ice cream and sparkling water to the list the grand total for groceries is: $120.95. This may sound a lot … Continue reading

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The Challenge

In this nasty economic environment, J and are are lucky to be gainfully employed.  Nevertheless, we are trying to buy a house and we may want to develop some healthy for your wallet eating habits.  So here’s the challenge – … Continue reading

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Mini Review – The Conundrum of Sea Salt Oh Sea Salt.

Your food is so good but the portions are SOOOO tiny. Don’t get me wrong, they make excellent food but damn if their entrees aren’t the size of appetizers. With the exception of their fish banh mi, everything just feels … Continue reading

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Weeknight supper

To save our pennies to buy a house, J and I have committed to eat in every night this week.  Last night we got lazy and simply sauteed some broccoli and garlic in soy sauce and grilled some Trader Joe’s … Continue reading

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Beets!

Isn’t it funny how things come in and out of fashion?  I wonder if it’s a timing thing or an age thing but it wasn’t so long ago that Brussels Sprouts were the most vile thing evah.  Between Brusells Sprouts … Continue reading

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When Things Get Roughy He Hides Behind His Buffy

Yes, I’ve been dying to use that title. Sunday turned out to be the perfect bay Area day. The sun was shining and the temperature wasn’t too chilly. We spent a lazy morning chilling out and going to open houses. … Continue reading

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Why yes I live near Berkeley – Brown Rice and Kale Cakes

I just noticed it’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe. Lucky for me I’ve cooked a couple of things that really hit it out of the ballpark flavor-wise and health-wise. The first is just funny because it really … Continue reading

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Book Report – The Tenth Muse- My Life in Food

So I just finished Judith Jones food memoir, The Tenth Muse – My Life in Food. Overall,  it was kind of meh.  It was an entertaining read to be sure, but I really wish she had a better balance of … Continue reading

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That Old Cast Iron

A cast iron skillet has really transformed my cooking.  Today was definitely a cast iron day. I used it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  The great thing is about cast iron is as long as you keep it oiled and … Continue reading

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