“These are a few of my favorite things…”
I just got my first box of spices from Burlap & Barrel. I debated joining. Was it worth it? Is it worth it? Shouldn’t I be supporting my local spice people? I just couldn’t resit getting a box at least once. Included in this box: Pemba Cloves- that’s some fancy cloves Toasted Onion- Will definitely…… Continue reading SPICE CLUB
July 4th 2022
Did you having a BIG cookout? Friends and family over and not giving a crap about COVID anymore? I’m STILL nervous. Am I stupid, over paranoid or what??? We did invite our buddies over 6 blocks away, but haven’t heard from them. I’m thinking their daughter got ‘em involved in something….oh well, as my cousin…… Continue reading July 4th 2022
Happy St. Paddy’s Day 2021
Are you going out to celebrate??? Is it safe? Is it safe outdoors drinking a brew or Irish coffee? Will the crowd maintain?? (6 ft away, wearing masks…) I’m thinking…maybe. AND maybe I’ll just head down to Jack London Square in Oakland to make up for lost time from last year when we closed it…… Continue reading Happy St. Paddy’s Day 2021
Pie, Pie, Me Oh My!
Source: Fannie Farmer Cookbook Basic Pastry Dough ( page 639 in cookbook) I bought frozen shells from Trader Joes 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon cloves (Only had whole cloves. Ground them in the coffee grinder) 1 1/2 cups cooked pumpkin or canned (mashed or…… Continue reading Pie, Pie, Me Oh My!
Day 119 Shelter-in-Place & tomorrow is Bastille Day
Can you believe it? Covid 19 isn’t going away, but getting worse! I really wanna go out and goof off, but I’m not. I want to! Can’t even walk the dog as she was attacked by a big ass dog with no leash. I tried to block that damn dog with no luck. Twice to…… Continue reading Day 119 Shelter-in-Place & tomorrow is Bastille Day
Happy Winter Solstice!
Solstice kicks in here on the west coast @ 8:19 pm tonight. The longest night of the year and POOF! The nights become shorter and Spring is around the corner. Been racking my brain for a menu and reading various articles. Decided after heading over to my small Saturday farmer’s market this morning to make…… Continue reading Happy Winter Solstice!
Thanksgiving is almost here. Can I tell you how thankful I am? I’m totally grateful for everything in my life. I know that sounds hippie-hippie, new age, etc., but I don’t think we appreciate what we have. I’m thinking of the fires here. Big Bear in Santa Cruz Mountains (which they put out), Camp Fire…… Continue reading Thanksgiving
It’s been to long!
What were the best things of 2017? Got to see my family at the end and beginning of year. Was sick. but I made it back to see them. Went to the Breakfast with Bobby Seale for Black History Month in Richmond February 2017 Opening day for SF Giants. Had nose bleed seats, but thrilled… Continue reading It’s been to long!
The first thing I think of is: Sting’s “If on a winter’s night”. These days I really don’t want to celebrate Christmas. Maybe you like Christmas and enjoy buying or making gifts. That’s great. Maybe you are a Christian and/or have children. I still like to give some kind of gift to my family, but over…… Continue reading Winter Solstice