Archive for November, 2010

Photo of the Day: Best Baklava. Ever.

| November 29, 2010 | 9 Comments
Photo of the Day: Best Baklava. Ever.




I’ve had my share of baklava. But this, this is the best I’ve ever had. The owner and pastry chef pulled the best from the Middle East, Mediterranean and North Africa to host them at the Sausalito Bakery & Cafe in Sausalito, CA.

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What You Think You Know About Servers…But Don’t!

| November 29, 2010 | 11 Comments
What You Think You Know About Servers…But Don’t!




The other day I was talking to my mom as we waited at Pete’s A Pizza for the guy to bring us out the slices we had ordered and she started rustling through her purse looking for some money.  I asked her what she was doing and she replied that she was going to tip […]

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TidBit of the Day: Salad vs. Big Mac

| November 29, 2010 | 0 Comments
TidBit of the Day: Salad vs. Big Mac




Wonder why a salad costs more than a Big Mac? Check this out. Source: Good Medicine In a time of budget cuts, why does so much go towards subsidizing fast food? It’s tough…on the one hand, there are real farmers who cannot escape this subsidy racket and have to make a living; on the other […]

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Photo of the Day: Gobble Me

| November 29, 2010 | 5 Comments
Photo of the Day: Gobble Me




Heritage birds in their finery. Learn more about them here.

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Top 5 Kitchen Items Most Thankful For

| November 25, 2010 | 16 Comments
Top 5 Kitchen Items Most Thankful For




Hello Dearest Readers, For your reading pleasure, I have compiled a very short list, from least to most critical, of the top 5 kitchen items most valuable to me and my cooking. Sending you Zomppa Love!!!  XXXXXXOOOOOO 5.  Kitchen Aid This beautiful hunk of metal is almost 6 years old, but still efficiently kneads bread […]

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TidBit of the Day: A Perspective on Thanksgiving

| November 25, 2010 | 5 Comments
TidBit of the Day: A Perspective on Thanksgiving




Happy Thanksgiving! When I was in school, we made pilgrim hats and “feather’ headdresses. I did not have information like this from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian about American Indian perspectives on this holiday. Check it out.

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Photo of the Day: ZomppaKat’s Cat Devouring Ham

| November 24, 2010 | 3 Comments
Photo of the Day: ZomppaKat’s Cat Devouring Ham




Actually, this is a video of the day! Hey folks, meet my Fat Cat, Bugsie.  He’s a 23lbs/10kg sweetie-pie and certainly loves his food! You can keep up to date with Bugsie on his Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/BugsieFatCat

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Photo of the Day: Bee Pollen

| November 21, 2010 | 3 Comments
Photo of the Day: Bee Pollen




A bee decided to hang out with me.

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San Diego Beer: A Tribute

| November 21, 2010 | 9 Comments
San Diego Beer: A Tribute




My dear Zomppas, today is my last day to be writing to you from sunny San Diego. Over Thanksgiving break I am moving back to DC with my husband and our menagerie of animals. While we are both very excited to be moving back to the east coast, I wanted to take this opportunity and […]

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TidBit of the Day: Fast Food Marketing

| November 21, 2010 | 5 Comments
TidBit of the Day: Fast Food Marketing




An insightful study by Fast Food FACTS about the truth of fast food marketing. According to research conducted by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, eating fast food is harmful to the health of young people, particularly children and adolescents. Seems pretty obvious, right? Well, some facts not that obvious include: The fast […]

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