Archive for July, 2010

Contemplating Meat on a NC Beach

| July 28, 2010 | 18 Comments
Contemplating Meat on a NC Beach




This past weekend was the annual trip to the Wilmington beaches, where I got sunburned (always forget that spot) and thought I broke my toes (I didn’t) and the ocean took my sunglasses (bye, bye, Calvin Kleins). I also was the entertainment of the day as I managed to capsize a kayak carrying a 300-pound […]

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Photo of the Day: Lox for Lunch

| July 27, 2010 | 9 Comments
Photo of the Day:  Lox for Lunch




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Virginia Woolf, Farmers and My Family!

| July 27, 2010 | 8 Comments
Virginia Woolf, Farmers and My Family!




Virginia Woolf: Eons ago, when I was young and studying Literature, Virginia Woof’s writing seized my attention for her narrative style-stream of consciousness. It is the mode that reveals the character’s thought processes, it is winding sentences (well for me), connecting thoughts and it is an interior monologue. Enough about Virginia Woolf and the world […]

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Photo of the Day: Start Young

| July 21, 2010 | 10 Comments
Photo of the Day: Start Young




An old cookbook recovered from my parents’ home.

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A Maternal Vice

| July 21, 2010 | 18 Comments
A Maternal Vice




I’m about to divulge top secret information.  I have managed to keep this a secret from my children thus far and hope to continue to do so for quite some time.  At some point I assume they will catch on, but in the meantime I will enjoy my parental rights to eat ICE CREAM for […]

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Photo of the Day: 4 Year Old Birthday Cake

| July 19, 2010 | 6 Comments
Photo of the Day:  4 Year Old Birthday Cake




Cake I made for my kid’s 4th birthday.

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Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick: Éclairs, Anyone?

| July 19, 2010 | 30 Comments
Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick: Éclairs, Anyone?




While affectionately laboring over these éclairs, it dawned on me how often I am (happily) baking something for a baby shower.  I realize that humans the world-wide constantly (and rather efficiently, but to some, perhaps excessively) procreate and have done so for some time now.  However, lately, there seriously seems to be a sudden uptick […]

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Photo of the Day: Alfies, The Next Big Trend

| July 14, 2010 | 12 Comments
Photo of the Day: Alfies, The Next Big Trend




Peace out, cupcakes. Peace out, macaroons. Peace out, whoopie pies. The next big trend: alfajores, traditional cookies found in Peru and other South American countries. These are made by Mistti, an up-and-coming Latino-owned and -inspired gourmet bakery, laced with dulce de leche, chocolate, pecans…amazing doesn’t begin to describe them.

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Summer Sun + Corn Chowder = Scrumptious!

| July 14, 2010 | 22 Comments
Summer Sun + Corn Chowder = Scrumptious!




I love summer, which is a good thing because here in San Diego it’s summer most of the year. But there’s something extra special about “real” summer when fresh fruit and veggies are being harvested and they’re just melt in your mouth delicious. One of my favorite things about summer is the fresh corn – […]

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Photo of the Day: To the Women Who Plant and the Men Who Love Them

| July 12, 2010 | 6 Comments
Photo of the Day: To the Women Who Plant and the Men Who Love Them




Here’s to the strong and beautiful women farmers of the world, like this Andean grandma (one of my grandmas), who in her late 70s, still rises before the sun to cultivate her potatoes, barefoot.

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