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Fruit Orgy Fest

So far, and mind you, we are only halfway through day four in Thailand, we have eaten mangosteen, lychee, pineapple, guava, green mango, regular ripe mango, apple, watermelon, jackfruit, sham-poo (like a small pear), dragon fruit, and rambutan. All fresh … Continue reading

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A Slight Chance of Meatballs

To change things up a bit in the kitchen, I also love to dip into an issue of Cooks Illustrated, especially now that I’ve discovered that my local library has a subscription (grrr – last two times though somebody has … Continue reading

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Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

The way my friend Sierra responded when I tried to show her this book mirrored my own reluctance to take on yet another fad – and then my quick acceptance and now championing of the book by Jeff Hertzberg and … Continue reading

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The Zesty Season

Lemons abound! Not only are they in my CSA basket, all over the farmer’s market, but friends are giving us lemons from their trees. So, that means nightly lemon-honey tea (juice of one lemon, honey, and hot water), lemon squares … Continue reading

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Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

Finally finished Michael Pollan’s The Defense of Food (and now well into The Age of Innocence, which I’m reading to keep my daughter company), and I have to say that I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as I enjoyed … Continue reading

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Smells like the Holidays

Wheee-ew. Just having my first day “at home” (which included going to a parade that was canceled due to the unrelenting downpour and local errands), after a couple weeks of nonstop holiday activity. And our holiday guests haven’t started arriving … Continue reading

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Korean Taco Truck

My old friends John and Joe are here – and I am really enjoying their visit. My mom and dad went to medical school with their mom and dad and so we, the kids, have known each other our entire … Continue reading

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The Pleasures (and Panics) of (Almost) Grown Children

While we were away for a month, Bella’s car needed to be moved and reparked twice a week or street cleaning, so she worked out a deal with Chad: he’d move the car twice each week and in exchange she … Continue reading

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Dragon Poop (or Fruit of Thailand in August)

Folks keep asking me to expand on what I ate while I was in Thailand. Lots and lots and lots of fruit. Most any fruit in season can be purchased on the street by the bag (plastic of course), already … Continue reading

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I Heart Noodle Soup

I leave Bangkok in less than 48 hours and I’m in a bit of a panic that I might not get another noodle soup before I go. This is a soup that we’ve been having for dinner about three times … Continue reading

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