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    Soda Biscuits

    22 March 2020

    On Saint Patrick’s Day — just a bit of a silly holiday really but after ascertaining that all four of us have a lot of Irish ancestry I decided to honor that — I took down Darina Allen’s cookbook from my cookbook shelf and made her recipes for winter beef stew and soda biscuits (a version of soda bread but formed into biscuits). For myself I made a green cabbage stir-fry with white beans and also served stir-fried asparagus. For dessert, a recipe for an “Irish apple cake“. The youngest among us especially loved the biscuits with a bit of honey or strawberry jam, prompting me to consider making a more scone-like version of them the next time. For of course there will be a next time.

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    Little Sugar Cookies (Befanini)

    Happy new year! We spent the first day of 2020 eating morning buns from the Bovine Bakery and walking up to Divide Meadow in the Point Reyes National Seashore, the kind of thing that…

    10 January 2020
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    Saudi Days, Saudi Nights

    In Saudi Arabia the heat is baked into your skin, which is always coated with a thin layer of dust. The first month we are there a massive dust storm whips through Riyadh and…

    10 November 2019