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Thanksgiving 2016 Tips and Suggestions

Thanksgiving this year, our third away from the United States, will involve an overpriced turkey imported from France, lots of roasted and sauteed vegetables, butternut squash risotto, and two pumpkin pies plus a pumpkin-chocolate cake. I’m trying to keep things simple yet traditional, with…

21 November 2016
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Watermelon Refresher

I started thinking about writing this post back in June, when it was so hot — maybe not hotter than Hades but pretty close and it was only June in Saudi Arabia rather than, say, July or August when temperatures are just unfair —…

24 October 2016
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A Simple Crisp

It occurs to me that I missed rhubarb season this year. While I can sporadically find kale or packaged chard at the grocery store in season, this is not a really seasonal place, the desert of course not being the most hospitable to farming.…

17 October 2016
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A Strawberry Cake

I’ve been walking the past week or so — I suppose I could say hiking as I do set out from the Bear Valley Trail in the Seashore and go up to Divide Meadow, though it is so comfortable of a journey it doesn’t much…

19 September 2016
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Elspeth

Our little sweet pea Elspeth Iris was born in San Francisco on August 18 and we’ve been happily navigating these sleep-deprived newborn days for the past few weeks. Mostly ensconced in a sunny ever so lovely spot in West Marin, we’ve been enjoying warm…

7 September 2016