Monthly Archives: November 2010

I had the loveliest of lovely Thanksgivings with my parents in Santa Maria this weekend, on California’s Central Coast.  They moved there last spring for retirement, leaving their Chatsworth home of nearly ten years behind with a little tear in … Continue reading

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On Fridays I typically post about a nifty product or food item that can be bought online… whatever I happen to be gaga over at the moment.  But to me, shopping is totally out of sync with the spirit of … Continue reading

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So this is the chocolate souffle recipe you’ve all been waiting for, the one I used for the mini-pilot I filmed with Johlt Productions last week. It’s a bit more like a flourless chocolate cake than a souffle though. It … Continue reading

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This was a three-day weekend for me.  I mean I was technically working on Friday but it feels more like play than work when it involves food and cooking and a couple of cameras.  I took the day off from … Continue reading

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Normally for Friday Finds, I feature a product or a food item or some specific “thing” that I think is cool or nifty or neat.  But this week I’m featuring Zabar’s… and everything in it. That’s right. The WHOLE STORE. … Continue reading

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