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Like taking candy from a baby…
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Well, not candy exactly. But baby food can be quite delicious. While making various flavors for my little one and testing each for palatable flavor, I have discovered some lovely combinations. I want him to grow with a well rounded … Read More

Water on the grass
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Just a few days ago in California’s Inland Empire, the temperature rose to a sweltering 96º.  It was oppressive and unexpected. I went to the backyard to fill up the bird seed and make sure my wild little buddies had … Read More

Adventures in Ice Cream and Frozen Wonders
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It has finally happened…I have access to a proper ice cream maker with a built in freezer unit. (Made by Whynter) As I write this, my fifth batch is churning away, this time a coffee based delicacy. My previous batches … Read More

Molten Miracle
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Not long ago, I discovered a large supermarket that specializes in primarily Mexican groceries. I found all the things I just couldn’t get everywhere else, like specialty flour for corn tortillas, Adobo sauce, and really good pre-made salsa. To my … Read More

A taste of LA
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Driving along the 101 and wallowing in the bottleneck of the 405 interchange, it is easy to imagine I’ve driven into a movie clip.  A taco truck idles to my left, a transport truck with damaged police cars that look … Read More

Tropical Abundance
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   I find myself visiting my parents in Southwest Florida at the moment.  Like almost all the homes, there is a screened in patio and pool, palm trees looming and tall coconut trees lining the roads.  A canal with docked … Read More

The Mean Green Coffee Bean…
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I have been bubbling with excitement over these past few days in anticipation of a box from Amazon.  After searching for reasonably priced espresso beans in bulk that also had the flavor we were looking for, it just occurred to … Read More

Fresh Pasta…should I bother?
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You might have a crank pasta machine stuck in the cabinet, or thought about getting one in the home goods section of a discount store.  (I would recommend that as you can usually find one at half price.)  Well, yes, … Read More

Dreaming of Easter Bread
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Being far away from family can be a drag…especially when one of those distant family members makes something delicious and shows you a vision of it in a digital photo or on a video call.  Such a thing happened today … Read More

In the garden..with zucchini
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My childhood home was graced with a large pond in the back yard.  Geese would peck about the grass, scattering back to the pond when the golden retriever we called Honey ran outside.  We heard frogs and crickets at night.  … Read More

The Perfect Pizza Crust (or an ode to Marisa)
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My sister used to own a pizza restaurant.  She also worked in a hospital as a dietitian and later for a private practice, counseling patients on health and diet.  Now she lives in Ecuador, enjoying beautiful landscapes, farm fresh food … Read More