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November 2008

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After

[Breakfast in Sebastopol, November 2008.] all is said and done with, the dishes washed and put away, the guests departed and already arriving east, the laundry spinning itself into cleanliness, the tail end of a long holiday weekend is a bit melancholy. Lucky, then,…

30 November 2008
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Post-Thanksgiving Lentil Soup

[In the backyard, November 2008.] Actually, I suppose that should be pre-Thanksgiving lentil soup, because I cooked a big pot of this delicious, vegetable-laden goodness last Tuesday for my office as a little pre-holiday celebration and also to sort of cleanse our palates for…

29 November 2008
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What We Ate

devil full movie Thanksgiving 2008 was chilly and grey, but we managed to sit down early-ish at 4p to dinner. Here, a small sampler of the meal: Cranberry margaritas, of course, to start things off. Spanikopita, dolmas, hummus. The bird. Lightly sauteed vegetables. Mushroom…

28 November 2008
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Thanks, and the Giving of

[Wildcat Beach, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, July 2008.] I’m at my parents’ house for the long weekend and the kitchen has been filled up with good smells for days. I worked a half day from home yesterday and then the real work began: I…

27 November 2008
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Pumpkin Pie, Revisited

[Pumpkin pie, for the office, November 2008.] the penguins of madagascar – operation – dvd premiere official trailer In addition to baking biscuits on Sunday afternoon I also baked a pumpkin pie. I thought I’d deviate from my usual — using the recipe on…

26 November 2008