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National Food Days

If you are wondering what to make for dinner or dessert on any given day, let this list of national food days inspire you: http://www.tfdutch.com/foodh.htm Today, for example, is Oatmeal-Nut Waffles Day. Is this list real? Who knows? Who cares? (though being how idiotic our Congress is, it may very well be real). The point […]

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Spices at home

Once again, here is a list of the spices I have at home, so I don’t go buying s/t I have when I need it. What I know I don’t have is: -Onion Powder -Cumin seeds -Ground nutmeg -Saffron -Garlic salt What I do have: Herbs Herbes de Provence Oregano Parsley Rosemary Rubbed sage Sumak […]

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Xmas gifts 2008

In previous years I got all the hardcore kitchen equipment I needed – a good quality food processor (though I came to discover, while I was cooking Xmas dinner, that it has a crappy lid), a good quality blender and a good quality mixer – so my cooking items request for this year was much […]

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Restaurants I want to try

Berkeley/Albany Paragon @ the Claremont Rendezvous Cafe – French Unicorn Pan Asian Cuisine Oakland Cocina Poblana Messob MoNo Nan Yang Pizza Rustica Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana Hayward/Castro Valley Bijou Restaurant & Bar Sampan Kitchen

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Spices @ Home

Allspice, ground Allspice, berries Arrowroot Bay leaves Cardamon, ground Cardamon, pods Cayene pepper Celery salt Chicken Masala (box) Chili powder (box) Cinnamon, ground Cinnamon, sticks Citric Acid Coriander, powder (box – buy more) Coriander, seeds Cloves Cloves, ground Cumin, ground Curry powder (need to buy more) Curry powder – mild (box) Fennel seed Fenugreek seed […]

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Xmas presents

Most of what I asked for in my Christmas list was cooking stuff, so it’s no wonder that lots of my presents (from both DH and my mom) was kitchen stuff. Mike got me a Wüstholf Classic Ikon 6′ cook’s knife. It’s small because he didn’t trust me with something bigger. I can also tell […]

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Spices

I’m cleaning up my spice rack, throwing away old spices. There are some I’ve had since I got married, over a decade ago. Granted, I’ve seldom if ever used them since (like fennel seeds, what do I need fennel seeds for?) but I figure if I do need them again, I can buy them anew. […]

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San Leandro Saigon Palace on 17580 Hesperian Grand Taipei on 25036 Hesperian Hawaiian Sista’s Cafe ( 10:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tue.-Sat.) Halan (vietnamese on Lewelling) Vietnamese place by Pak n’Save Ozeki Sushi Castro Valley $$ Sazio Ristorante Italiano Doug’s Place (breakfast) Dolci Amore Hong Kong BBQ Restaurant (chinese) Hayward $$$ Le Maconnais Caravan East Harbor (hesperian […]

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Things I want to cook

This is a list of dishes that I want to make sometime soon. My memory is terrible so this list should help me remember the dishes and inspire me. Bread Pudding Pork & Tomatillo Stew (Craigslist ) Estifado (Craigslist ) Mac & Cheese Casseroles (Saveur) Canneloni a la rossini Beef stroganoff Chicken/Veal Marsala

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