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May 2007


Little Angel Food Cakes, with Jam

Just a quickie, to put up the recipe, and a blurry photo: My dad has been on a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet for almost as long as I can remember, and I think one of the reasons I initially started baking was so that I…

15 May 2007

Shortcakes and a Museum Visit

[Strawberry shortcake, Mother’s Day 2007] In my ongoing quest to simplify, I decided that I would make an easy and fresh Mother’s Day luncheon. Famous last words, of course: Saturday night saw me preparing an old favorite couscous dish and baking cakes for strawberry…

14 May 2007

Oh the Deliciousness of it All *

At heart, I’m a simple girl. I like my burritos with just beans [black, please, and hold the pork] and rice — no fancy grilled vegetables for me — and my pizzas mostly free of extraneous additions like olives and artichokes. And when I’m…

11 May 2007

A Place of One’s Own

[SF Bay view, June 2006] I am reading Thomas McNamee’s Alice Waters and Chez Panisse: the Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric, Ultimately Brilliant Making of a Food Revolution, on a day that makes you glad to be alive, and gladder still that you live in…

8 May 2007

On Birthdays and Consolation Prizes

[Chocolate cream cake with cocoa nibs, from Miette] Yesterday was my dear M’s birthday; a milestone, as he’s reached 30 years on this earth. It also marked the eighth year we’ve known each other — something to celebrate in and of itself. So, this…

2 May 2007