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A day of cooking

I spent yesterday cooking. It’d been a long time since I’d spent much time in the kitchen – I haven’t had a dinner party in a very long time. I didn’t last night either, but I made a whole Cameroonian … Continue reading

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Nairobi

I’ve been in Kenya now for 2 1/2 days and four meals. Not enough to say much about the local cuisine, but lack of information has never stopped me before. My first lunch here consisted of stewed beef served with … Continue reading

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Flan, alas

I was at home with the girls with no plans to go out, and I wanted to make something cool for them. I never have that many ingredients at home – no chocolate chips for cookies, nothing for a pie, … Continue reading

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Review featured on Salon

I just found out, by looking at my web logs, that a month ago Cary Tennis linked to my review of Lovejoy’s from one of his columns. I think that’s very cool because I love Car Tennis, he’s by far … Continue reading

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Onions

Once again I forgot to buy onions so I can’t make the dish I meant to prepare for tonight. *Sigh* This happens to me too often. I think I’ll suggest that we go to Los Pericos for dinner – and … Continue reading

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What’s in your chocolate?

Not actual cocoa butter if American manufacturers get their way. They want to be able to replace cocoa butter with vegetable oil (yuck!) and still call it chocolate. And you know, that the Bush-appointed industry-friendly FDA will probably be all … Continue reading

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A food-filled day

Today it was all about food. I don’t think I consciously meant it that way – though I wanted to celebrate Mike’s birthday – but I guess that’s where my mind, and my kids, led me. It actually started yesterday … Continue reading

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Say Adieu to Free Range Chicken

If you are a fan of free range chicken hurry up and eat to your heart’s content – because you won’t be able to do it for much longer. A couple of days ago I was watching a German news … Continue reading

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Yes, chocolate is good for you

A new Dutch study shows that consuming chocolate or cocoa products helps reduce blood pressure. Ok, ok – it doesn’t really, it just shows that healthy, elderly men who ate more chocolate had lower blood pressure than those who ate … Continue reading

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Of blogging, turkeys and Thanksgiving

I haven’t blogged in a long time. I’m not sure why – or rather, it’s become quite clear to me that I can no longer juggle all aspects of my life: house, children, family, husband, work, friends, entertaining, cooking, writing, … Continue reading

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