Monthly Archives: February 2010

Gathering food for the Jewish holiday season in the East Bay

Each year I try to purchase a few things that Steve, my husband, would have been eating during certain holidays as a kid.  Since I’m from the same place and have been eating most of that stuff my whole life, I’m happy to do … Continue reading

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Tofu breakfast scramble

This is a dish I like to make when we want something akin to eggs but not eggs.  The texture will be more like eggs if you use extra soft tofu, but I used firm in the batch in the … Continue reading

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West African Peanut Soup

I’ve said it many times and it’s worth repeating:  you can judge a cook by their soups and roast chicken, because they’re all about soul, and you can’t fake that. My Mother puts down some serious soup.  She learned from my Grandmother, … Continue reading

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Whole Foods 365 Mayo

I tried Whole Foods 365 mayonnaise and didn’t think it was all that.  It’s not bad, but has a bit of that wallpaper paste thing going that comes across as ever-so-slightly rancid on my palate.  Stick with Raley’s as a … Continue reading

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North Beach Pizza Tour with GraceAnn Walden

If you’re looking for an interesting outing that involves food and fun, check out GraceAnn Walden’s North Beach Pizza tour.  Have friends visiting San Francisco?  This would be an excellent activity for them.  GraceAnn Walden’s tours – and there are several of them – … Continue reading

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Ribs for Super Bowl weekend

I don’t care about the Super Bowl but I care about ribs.   Ribs tend to be on sale now, so it’s a good time to pick them up.  I found spare ribs (cut from the bottom portion of the ribs … Continue reading

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Garlic bread

My son, Matthew, loves garlic bread.  I developed this recipe to make up for the fact that most oven-ready loaves from the supermarket don’t have much zing.  Even many restaurant versions don’t have enough garlic and can be dry.  He likes … Continue reading

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Lunch at Jimmy Beans in Berkeley

We used to go to Jimmy Beans (1290 6th Street, Berkeley) all the time but then stopped, mainly because it was just too jam-packed and claustrophobic in there, and then dealing with only one restroom – a drag.  Maybe it was also because … Continue reading

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Tom Kha Tuna

I had quite a few frozen albacore tuna steaks in my freezer that I needed to use up, which is the only reason I would use such a protein for this dish – let’s get that straight up front.  Why?  … Continue reading

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