Category Archives: Holidays

Happy Easter 2011!

Although my Mom pulled herself together to produce a respectable plate of Easter eggs this morning, we’ll be having our roast duck dinner next week. Let me explain. About three weeks ago my son, Matthew, came down with a cold. … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Holidays | Tagged | Leave a comment

Open Letter to Costco II

26 March 2011 Costco Wholesale Corporation Attn:  Customer Service P. O. Box 34331 Seattle, WA 98124 Re: My letter of 5 December 2010 concerning a lack of Acme Fish Corporation’s smoked whitefish products at your Richmond, California, store Dear Costco: It’s me … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Holidays, Markets | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Easy Chocolate-covered Strawberries for Valentine’s Day

I always make chocolate-covered strawberries for my family on Valentine’s Day.  My husband loves them, and they make my son feel better if he’s between girlfriends. You can temper chocolate the traditional way, AKA the long way, but try the method … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Holidays, Recipes | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Easter eggs now all gone

I ate the last Easter egg in the house yesterday. My Mom always colors a batch, purchasing a PAAS egg color kit and rejecting my large Ateco set of gel food coloring, and we eat them for breakfast on Easter morning and then over … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Holidays | Leave a comment

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

Share
Posted in Holidays, Markets, Products, Restaurants & Reviews | Tagged | Leave a comment

Whole Acme smoked whitefish at Costco for the holiday

Just a quick note about my having seen and purchased whole smoked whitefish at the Richmond, California, Costco the other day.  My guess is that they are carrying this for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.   Recall that this Costco carried Acme … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Holidays, Markets, Products | Tagged | 2 Comments

Happy Christmas 2008!

Happy Christmas to everyone!  Here are a couple photos of portions of our Christmas dinner.  We made prime rib with the usual suspects, like creamed spinach and a large Yorkshire pudding, which Matthew snapped while it was still in the oven.  … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Holidays, Products | Tagged | Leave a comment

Merry Christmas Eve 2008!

The most wonderful day of the year, Christmas Eve, and the weather outside was rainy, which is the best you can do in these parts.  Matthew, Mutti and I went to Nation’s to have a quick bite before going off … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Dogs, Holidays, Products | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Food from QVC and HSN

Like other cooking-obsessed people, I’m easily lured by certain kinds of marketing.  When I’m home by myself and have a bite of lunch I sometimes sit in the living room and watch a little TV.  If the shopping channels happen … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Holidays, Markets, Products | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving 2008!

Thanksgiving Day!  Prepared the usual suspects and had one of Matt’s friends, Chris, over, which made it a nice time.  Matt has a great group of friends – all bright, creative and inquisitive individuals.  We have fun spending time with … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Cookbooks, Holidays, Tips | Tagged , | Leave a comment