This is Vancouver… Washington!

Annual trek to  Northwest Regional Championship for Masters.  Did I mention how much I love this regatta?  It is a multi-day event, lots of racing, hang time with my crew mates and taking in the Northwest vibe.  We didn’t get to spend much time in Portland, so I’ll have to go back! Early morning arrival allows us…

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We’re Back! (Chocolate Chip Cookies)

Finally, finished transferring my wp blog to self-hosting!  This calls for a celebratory post, which means food!  If there is one post you should read, it is this one.  Years ago a friend gave me a recipe for Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chip cookies with the caveat “You have to promise not to give this recipe…

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America’s Cup

It’s too bad the America’s Cup is not coming back to San Francisco.  From a spectator’s point of view it was an absolutely perfect venue.  You could see the start, the finish, the jockeying for position, the boats tacking, just amazing. The Bay was a gorgeous backdrop for the race. Can you imagine?  At different points of…

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Is this Heaven? (Rice soup)

No, It’s AT&T Park. Huh, coulda swore it was heaven. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to write about my other obsession.  Sports.  I love to watch sports, play sports, sport movies, talk sports, you get it.  My first love is baseball, and I live and die by the San Francisco Giants.  

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Summer: Alfresco Meals & the Bacon Caper

I love alfresco dining and today was the perfect day to enjoy breakfast outside.  Banana blueberry pancakes made by my daughter, crispy bacon, a big bowl of fresh berries and mangoes (another reason to love summer), and yogurt with homemade granola. Perfect!  We set up outside in the garden, wait, forgot the coffee, back inside, grab…

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City by the Bay

San Francisco Treats.  Back in the Day Visited Mom in San Francisco…a beautiful, sunny day so we took a walk in the Marina, my old stomping grounds.  There is something to be said for growing up in the city.  After school we would wander down Chesnut Street for a snack.  Our favorites?  Hunt’s Donuts for brain freeze slurpees…

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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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