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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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Project Farmer’s Market – Haul 2

This weeks haul:  cucumber, walla walla onions, white onions, eggplant, bell peppers, nectarines, French Country loaf, brioche buns, basil, salad greens, carrots.

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Putting the Patio to Use

So a few weeks ago we had a stone patio installed in the embarrassment that was our backyard.  You see, our backyard was a  tangle of knee-high weeds that were out of control.  We never spent ANY time of the … Continue reading

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My precious, or how my husband rocks Christmas

I’ve long been envious of my sister’s Le Creuset dutch oven.  I cook enough braises to wish I could easily do the stove to oven thing so easily.  I have often expressed said envy within earshot of J who is … Continue reading

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The Scenario

After a having some draining work days for both of us, J and I went to dinner at a place we never had been to before.   It was a relaxed, yet elegant space where you could get a safe, but … Continue reading

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Anniversary at the Undercover Supper

There is no better way to celebrate an occasion than an underground dinner – especially one thrown by the Undercover Supper.   The theme of the supper was 2-Cute 2-Eat with us eating Disney animal meats like quail and rabbit and … Continue reading

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Our Traditional New Year’s Day Open House

So last year we had to import the Timily’s friends to throw an open house for New Year’s.  This year we had enough of our own.  Despite a New Year’s Eve that included our car getting stolen, our New Year’s … Continue reading

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