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OysterFest 2010 at Waterbar in San Francisco

My friend, GraceAnn Walden, asked if I wanted to join her at OysterFest 2010 this past weekend, an annual event held at Waterbar in San Francisco.  She was to serve as a celebrity judge for various competitions at this “celebration … Continue reading

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Halloween 2008

It’s me birthday today.  Oh, yes, it’s also Halloween.  We had a little evening party planned, for which I procured a bunch of snacks from Trader Joe’s and decorated the house with candles, flameless and otherwise.  Things went south at … Continue reading

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Grammy Elaine and NY strips

Gramma Elaine is here so we grilled New York strips.  My Mom’s friend, Rita, joined in, as well as Jon, who is spending the weekend, so it was a hoot.  Accompanied by seared fig halves with walnut vinaigrette and warm … Continue reading

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Smoked whitefish makes its way to Richmond Costco!

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

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I cooked an Asian meal today

Chinese dinner tonight for friends.  I guess I’m just crazy enough to make Chinese food for Chinese guests, but I figure they’d appreciate the gesture as I do when someone serves me up some Eisbein that is less than echt.  … Continue reading

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Matthew’s 20th birthday party

Today was Matthew’s big birthday blow-out.  About 20 guests were greeted at the door by Oma and ordered to take their shoes off (the light carpeting, you see) before being served appetizers.  I decided to produce a number of dips … Continue reading

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BBQ in El Cerrito

We made an all-American BBQ today with hot dogs and coleslaw, which is what Jon and Matt were craving.  We bought the good hot dogs — the ones with a natural casing that snap when you bite into them.   Be … Continue reading

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Tom’s 40th birthday

My friend Marq, an always-vegan, threw a surprise party for his partner, Tom, a mostly-vegetarian, often-vegan, where vegan food was served. Including the cake. Now, as many of my friends know, I like to eat what grows in the earth and have … Continue reading

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