The Big Apple

Right before the holidays I was trying to figure out what to get the hubby so I called my cousin’s wife Kathy in New York.  She is my Go-to-Guru for kitchen appliances and cookbooks.  I was curious about a sous vide machine and knew she had one.  She mentioned she was throwing a surprise birthday party…

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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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