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November 2008

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A Bit Of Comfort

[Dinner, November 2008.] Buttermilk mashed potatoes. Chickpeas with garlic and spinach. Roasted cauliflower and carrots. I can think of fewer things that can make me happier on a wind-blown Tuesday eve in San Francisco — and it’s what I ate for dinner the other…

20 November 2008
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From the Harvest

[Pumpkin, barley and root vegetables, November 2008.] For all of my incomprehension about just how exactly we’re right smack in the middle of November and not still ensconced on a deserted beach somewhere along the California coast at the end of July, I’m finally…

19 November 2008

See You There?

[Not from Ad Hoc, but still pretty good, July 2008.] For ages I’ve been dying to go to Ad Hoc restaurant in Yountville “for the temporary relief of hunger.” It’s one of Thomas Keller’s ventures; originally it was a stop-gap until he finished his…

18 November 2008
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Home, Again

[Jessica’s flowers, November 2008.] Though I was in DC for less than 48 hours, I managed to: revisit many old neighborhoods; have brunch (eggs Florentine, french toast, mimosa, coffee) at the place I always seem to end up having brunch when I’m in town;…

17 November 2008

Words to Dream By

[In the backyard, April 2008.] Voici mon secret. Il est très simple : on ne voit bien qu’avec le coeur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux. – Exupéry, Le Petit Prince (Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the…

16 November 2008