Project 365: Little Dishes

Helping my kid move back from Berkeley for summer break has its perks. Lunch at his favorite restaurant, Ohgane in Oakland.  Korean barbecue is a dining experience.  Waitstaff stoke the wood charcoal and change out the grill while you grill beef, pork, octopus, or chicken perfectly marinated in soy,sesame, garlic and spicy sauces.  Yum!

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Beta Testers

Human nature always prevails and I am no exception.  Every New Year’s Day I make a couple of resolutions…lose weight, get more sleep, test more cookie recipes for next year’s holiday box, one out of three ain’t bad!  If I were a major leaguer with a 333 batting average I’d be batting clean up! So from…

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Project 365: Love Apple Farm (Macarons)

Spent a day at  Love Apple Farms at a macaron class taught by Maggie Catrell.  We arrived early and strolled the gardens winding our way through planter boxes filled with beautiful greens and herbs.  Nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the farm grows vegetables for Manresa Restaurant in Los Gatos and runs a storefront offering housemade jams (the…

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Project 365: Portland

Masters Northwest Regional Rowing, Lake Vancouver, Washington.  An excuse to spend a weekend in Portland! Portland is one of my favorite cities. Funky and eclectic, full of personality, food trucks to fine dining, indie record shops and vintage clothing,  just a great vibe, and to top it off, crazy donuts from Voodoo Doughnuts…it has it all!  If you…

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Cookies, cookies, cookies (Shortbread)

I love baking cookies.  Every Christmas I bake an assortment of cookies for family and friends, a tradition I started years ago before we had kids.  Last year I made bags of granola instead and I realized just how much less stress I had by not baking 10 different kinds of cookies!  But I’ll probably go back…

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Jamigos 2.0

Wes and I are now “empty-nesters”, well, except for Sammy our dog.  So how to fill time once spent micromanaging my kids-go back to work full time?  Nah.  Reboot my blog?  Thats a start although not much of a reboot since I had a grand total of 2 entries!  I started 3Jamigos during a family vacation…

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Let the Food Games Begin

London’s food scene has much to offer!  Jordan can’t stop raving about fish & chips, our family gave pub food the thumbs and we enjoyed afternoon tea at the Royal British Museum surrounded by antiquities.  We roamed around Harrods to ogle the food court (15 pounds for a bowl of soup, sheesh) and spent a few…

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