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Back in SMA

I know I haven’t been posting as often as I should or want to. Lots has been going on. I was reminded about how remiss I’ve been when I received notice that a friend is now following me. (Thanks, Janis!) … Continue reading

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An Expat’s Thanksgiving

I’ve been trying to write this essay about Thanksgiving for over two weeks, but I can’t seem to get it going. Maybe it’s because I have no history of thanksgiving. Growing up, my mother never made thanksgiving dinner.  She was … Continue reading

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You Had Me At Guacamole

I once made guacamole with horseradish.  Really. It was 1977 and I was living in San Francisco.  I had had Mexican food once in New York, but now on the West Coast I was eating it all the time.  So … Continue reading

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What I Eat When I Eat Alone

I know that there are lots of people who live alone and eat alone all the time. To those people, I apologize for making a somewhat big deal about eating alone. At one time, my sister said to me, “When … Continue reading

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Testing Recipes

Testing recipes is a different kind of chore.  I usually write up the recipe and then make it according to the recipe. Any changes are noted on the recipe.  But what do I do with all that food? Have a … Continue reading

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What are we getting all steamed up about

Editor’s Note:  Another great blog post from home bread-baker, Alan Fishman When you stop by a bakery, especially a French bakery where the baguettes are fairly authentic, the breads that you’ll see, by and large, are going to have a … Continue reading

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Baking Bread

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is written by a good friend and excellent baker, Alan Fishman I woke up this morning and planned on baking some bread.  What folks these days call “artisan bread”.  Now, maybe it is, but I won’t … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

I love Happy Hour.  What’s not to love? At the end of the day, you sit down with your loved one, perhaps a friend or two, have a drink (martinis!) and a snack or two. Of course the real trick … Continue reading

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Ladies Who Lunch – Part 2

Yesterday was my turn to make lunch for my friends. I decided to make something new and experiment. I had read a great ravioli recipe in the New York Times that I wanted to try. It used ricotta cheese, which … Continue reading

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Lunch with Friends

I don’t think there is anything more fun than lunch with friends. Two of my friends and I try to get together at least once a month for lunch. We used to go out to lunch, but lately we’ve been … Continue reading

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