Monthly Archives: February 2014


We all have them, perhaps they are the result of long-standing family practices, regional or national heritage, ethic or religious beliefs, etc. But they are comforting and we pass them on as best we can whether it is bringing them … Continue reading

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Christmas Delayed

Accept that it is a long story; we celebrated Christmas this past Saturday with an enthusiastic family gathering for a small group. All 11 of us gathered in the living room to laugh, eat a little and open our Christmas … Continue reading

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Dining Out Around the Bay

It was fun to buy my wine at Kermit Lynch’s store in Berkeley and tasty to get my dungeness at Mt. Diablo Foods in LaFayette and yes we frequented the Food Hall just opposite the BART Rock Ridge Station which … Continue reading

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Pavlina’s Stew

While we were house sitting and in the midst of a rainy spell thoughts turned towards comfort foods that help take the chill off. Also in the house were a very nice young Czech au pair  (Pavlina) and our much … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland

Winter wonderland my patoot, everything was progressing fine back in January: Life was just starting to be reborn, harbingers of spring and all that; then we take off for a little house sitting in drought stricken northern California: Tough duty … Continue reading

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Is Local Agriculture Worth It?

If you go to a local farmers’ market you have seen the increase in farmers and variety of items offered. Perhaps you have seen an increase in Conservation Land Easements and been frustrated by the local property tax abatement owners receive, … Continue reading

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