Yearly Archives: 2007

Fog City Diner in SF

We finally made it to the Fog City Diner.  The Morrison & Foerster holiday party is this evening, so we are spending the night in SF.  Matthew and I – as we do every year – BART in for early … Continue reading

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Zucchini bread

I’ve been famous for my zucchini bread since 1977.  When I lived in Northeastern Pennsylvania, I collected local recipes.  Many of them, like this one, are popular in the recipe belt that runs from mid-PA through upstate NY.  This quick … Continue reading

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Belvedere cookies

My mom and I perpetrated Belvedere cookies, an action representing the first baking session of the 2007 Christmas season.  One of the chef-instructors I had in cooking school gave me this odd recipe, which I translated from German.  The recipe … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!  We made a wonderful turkey, stuffing with chestnuts and sausage, mashed Yukon Gold potatoes with plenty o’cream and butter, and some steamed fresh green beans.  We always make a large turkey so we have leftovers for turkey curry … Continue reading

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Denny’s in Vestal, NY

Today is the first anniversary of my father’s death, thus, the theme of this entry is coffee.  I’ll take this opportunity to write something about the Denny’s in Vestal, New York, he went to for coffee every morning  for years … Continue reading

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Beef burgundy

I broke out the pressure cooker and made beef stew.  I’ve always been somewhat afraid of pressure cookers.  My mother used one all the time, and it was a first-generation jiggle-top, to boot, but I don’t remember her standing around … Continue reading

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Europa in Orinda

Matthew and I drove over the hill to Orinda today.  Orinda is an upscale little city a bit deeper into Contra Costa County that I have always heard good things about.  We thought we’d check out the food situation there. … Continue reading

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I turned 46 today and it’s Halloween

Today is birthday number 46 for me.  Oh, God.  I remember being in fourth grade and daydreaming about the future, thinking that in the year 2001 I would be 40 and that that was so old that life would pretty … Continue reading

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The $3 cupcake

I baked my version of the $3.00 cupcake today using the sour cream cake recipe from The Ebony Cookbook (1978), by Freda DeKnight, and a basic milk chocolate buttercream recipe from school.  Just to be interesting I used pans with … Continue reading

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Downsizing mayo

I’m really mad right now.  For some reason I did not know that Best Foods/Hellmann’s had downsized its mayonnaise.   Usually I’m on top of this kind of thing, especially when it comes to something good.  As I’ve said many times, … Continue reading

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