- Best banana bread recipe really is
- Yo Sushi is Good, but Yo Nacho is a Problem
- New York Cult Recipes: Cookbook Review
- Downsizing, or Why I Buy Ben & Jerry’s, Where a Pint is a Pint is a Pint
- Do Most Plug-in Grilled Cheese Makers Stink?
- Caramel in a Pinch
- The CSA Experience: Part 6
- The CSA Experience: Part 5
What do you want to see?
Monthly Archives: April 2008
Big bags of rice were going by in carts when I was at a warehouse store the other day. There seems to be a rice mania around here that came about as a result of media coverage of the Australian/world … Continue reading
I made a great polenta dish today from Barefoot Contessa Family Style by Ina Garten. I love all of Ina Garten’s cookbooks because the recipes really work. This is an older book – from 2002 – but I go back … Continue reading
HUGE smoked whitefish news today. I again have a reason to live: Costco in Richmond, CA, is carrying 2-pound tubs of Acme Fish Corporation’s smoked whitefish salad. It was all about serendipity this afternoon as I sampled some kind of … Continue reading
Matt’s first beer in a restaurant today! Matthew ordered the brewer’s rack at Pyramid Alehouse (901 Gilman, Berkeley) this evening and was very pleased to show his ID to the server. I captured his first sip with my cell phone … Continue reading
Matthew’s 21st birthday today! Dim sum for eight at Asian Pearl in Pacific East Mall, what else? Here’s a photo of the tripe and tendon as well as the celebrants after being plied with coffee and cake. A good time … Continue reading
Salmon fishing on the West Coast will be drastically reduced soon, so I made some tonight as sort of a “last hurrah,” since I won’t be buying it much if it goes significantly up in price. As a nod to … Continue reading
We tried Koreana, the new Korean place in Pacific East Mall in Richmond. (You know where the mall is, right? It’s on Pierce not far from Central. Central is the street Costco is on. The intersection of Central and Pierce … Continue reading
Heat wave. You might not think that 80-something Fahrenheit is all that bad, but to wimps like us in the Berkeley area, it’s pretty hard to take. We have no insulation in our houses, no AC and not enough room … Continue reading
Make something easy and refreshing, like I did. I had a 1 pound container of lump crabmeat from Costco on hand that I needed to use, as well as three heads of romaine lettuce. What else would there be to … Continue reading
Check this photo out. Matt took this in Hong Kong last year when he noticed a connection between the name of the shopping center and the fast food establishment in it.