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I’ve never watched Master Chef on Fox as, honestly, I had never heard about the show, but I got an e-mail promoting auditions for the show in San Francisco tomorrow, Saturday Dec. 10th (which, btw, is International Human Rights day).  The show matches passionate home cooks against each other, and provides a showcase for those […]

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Tea @ the Alta Mira Club

The laides of the Alta Mira Club in San Leandro are hosting a “Vintage Fashion Show & Tea” on Saturday, April 24th (2010) from 12:30 PM on. Tickets cost $25 and include coffee or tee with tea sandwiches and desserts. There will also be a fashion show of old gowns. The Alta Mira Club house […]

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It’s once again time to < href="https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/61507">order your tickets for the 2009 Women of Taste event. Women of Taste is a fundraiser thrown by Alameda County’s Girls Inc., an organization that helps empower girls. “Held Saturday, September 26th in the outdoor gardens of the Oakland Museum of California, this unforgettable affair features tastings from over […]

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Women of Taste Revisited

Saturday night we went to Women of Taste, a benefit for Girls Inc., a San Leandro based charity that works to strengthen girls’ abilities and confidence. We went for the first time last year, and had a fabulous time. We were both eager to go again. Just like last year, the way it works is […]

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Memorial Day BBQ

Today was Memorial Day and I had a BBQ. I figured it’d be a good reason to clean the backyard – and indeed, we did, which makes me very happy. We even put up the new hammock I bought last year. Our friends Desiree and her kids were over, as well as Parker, Donovan and […]

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On Saturday May 3rd, my birthday, I took a Southeast Asian cooking class at the San Leandro Adult School, taught by the same instructor (Jenny Sin), that had taught the Malaysian cooking class I took last month. It was quite good, though I didn’t enjoy it as much as the last class. Part of it […]

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Cooking Malaysian

Yesterday, I took my first cooking class. IT was given by the San Leandro Adult School on Malaysian and Thai cooking. The class was four hours and consisted in learning to cook 3 dishes – two Malaysian and one Thai. The instructor, Jenny Sim, is a Chinese Malaysian who lived in Thailand for 20 years. […]

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Women of Taste

Saturday night, Mike and I went to Women of Taste, a benefit for Girls Inc. – a local charity that works to empower girls. The event features women chef presenting some of their food. There are a couple dozen (or more) tables, each one manned by a retaurant, cattering company or winery – and you […]

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