Author Archives: Bay Area Food Blog

Superbowl Eats

Sorry this is late but think of it as a early summer entertaining post and ignore the Superbowl stuff. Every Superbowl, we go over to our friends Amber and Lisa’s to watch the game. Surprisingly, we end up being very … Continue reading

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Don’t let the name fool ya – Tuba Restaurant

I have this thing about Middle Eastern food – while I know there are differences in region between Middle Eastern dishes, I could never figure out what those differences were.  They all melted into they same pot of hummus, baba … Continue reading

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DIY – Canning basics

The process of canning things to keep them for the long term can be lengthy. My fellow Oakland Local Blogger Jess Watson did a post on canning with a great breakdown of the costs. Connecting with your neighbors for foraged … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary Dinner

This past Friday, J and I celebrated our 10th Anniversary.  Yes, 10 years ago we got hitched.  While the REALLY big celebration is our February vacation in Hawaii (don’t worry, we’ll blog about that), we had to mark the actual … Continue reading

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Expanding the Empire

Hey Folks! J and I have a new gig at Oakland Local.  For those of you in our hometown, “Oakland Local is the independent, non-profit news resource for what’s happening in education, city government, food, innovative tech, arts & culture, … Continue reading

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English Hunter’s Breakfast

Here’s a fair warning.  I’ve hit the canning bug and might be posting a lot on canning.  This winter, I learned how to can jam and am on a jamming kick.  It’s ridiculously straightforward (I wouldn’t say it’s easy because … Continue reading

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The perfect biscuit

Ever since graduating college, I’ve been making biscuits.  I make the same kind without fail – Better Homes and Gardens Biscuit Supreme.  Like chocolate chip cookies, I have the biscuit recipe committed to memory.  Forget admonitions of using certain kinds … Continue reading

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Responding to fan mail – On writing

So someone left the nicest comment today I’d like to share and respond to: “First of all I would like to say fantastic blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I … Continue reading

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B Side

We have yet another favorite hangout.  B Side barbecue on San Pablo Avenue near the historic California Hotel.  B Side is from Tonya Holland, of Food Network and Brown Sugar Kitchen Fame.  B Side is named for San Pablo Avenue’s … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – The Good, Bad and Ugly

So this Thanksgiving was at once low-key and festive at the same time.  Rather than the big family Thanksgiving with the cousins, aunts and uncles, we had a few friends over.  The family tradition of doing a 5K/10K continued though … Continue reading

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