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Put some long beans in your life

That’s right – it ain’t all about run of the mill string beans these days.  Go to your local Asian greengrocer – or an Asian megamarket, like 99 Ranch Market – and pick up some long beans.  They look like green beans … 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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Recipes

The vast majority of these recipes are original.  A few involve linking to an outside website, but you will always be taken to my blog entry for that item first.  Affogato Asparagus, tandoori-style Barbequed Meats, cheaters Beef Burgundy Beef Shanks, … Continue reading

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The CSA Experience: Part 2

The first installment of my CSA series covered quite a bit of ground about what the CSA concept is all about, and a bit about the company I chose for my own home-delivered organic produce:  Albert & Eve. Let me now … Continue reading

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Locanda da Eva in Berkeley

Locanda da Eva 2826 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley (510) 665-9601 Details:  Mostly Italian; emphasis on sustainability and local ingredients; dinner only; full bar and great wine menu; street parking and pay lot nearby              Locanda da Eva opened in Berkeley in … Continue reading

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Tandoori Asparagus

Here’s something easy to do with asparagus that makes them a little different.  You’ll need some dry tandoori spice blend.  You can make your own, but there are some good ones on the market.  Having it on hand is great … Continue reading

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Your Basic Fried Oyster Po’boy with Slaw

I admit to craving oysters every now and then.  I would have been happy in turn-of-the-century New York City, I think, where oysters were plentiful and every dive sold oyster stew.    I often see an oyster po’boy—or poor boy, if … Continue reading

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Genova Deli in Oakland

Decent Italian deli in Oakland.  Why did we not know?  I’ll bet when we were told we dismissed the information because of how often we have been misled by people who have lame data points when it comes to certain … Continue reading

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Salmon in parchment

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

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Christmas Day 2007

Christmas Day and we had two guests joining us for a prime rib dinner.  Accompaniments included Yorkshire pudding made right in the roasting pan while the meat rested, fresh buttered green beans, mashed potatoes and pan gravy.  We also had, … Continue reading

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