Monthly Archives: January 2011

Yuppie Nachos

I love many things about Berkeley, but I’ve yet to stumble across (or find through obsessive yelping and googling) a restaurant in Berkeley that characterizes a total Boston type for me. I’m looking for a pub with cozy booths made … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Pancakes

I adore weekend mornings. Breakfast is my favorite meal, and the weekends offer plenty of time to devote to a meal more involved than pouring a bowl of cereal. Weekends also usually promise enough sleep to come up with more … Continue reading

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An Ode to Kale

Did kale recently become trendy? I have no recollection of kale from childhood. Of course, my mom got us to eat vegetables by hiding them in cake (the chocolate and zucchini combination is perennially smart and sneaky), so it’s perhaps … Continue reading

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Spicy Sopa de Ajo

I truly admire “real” food bloggers. Their diligence amazes me. I never think to photograph my food until I’m halfway through dinner, thinking “wow, this would make a great recipe for the blog.” Tonight will also be picture-less unfortunately, partially … Continue reading

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Grown up Kid Food

For Christmas one year when we were little, my sister and I each got a kids’ cookbook. I remember how cool we thought they were because they were for kids like us. I don’t know whether cooking seemed inaccessible, but … Continue reading

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Pantry Meals

After getting back from Boston and the blizzard, I’ve been putting off going grocery shopping. I love grocery shopping, and Berkeley Bowl is in the running to be one of my favorite places in California (sad, I know). I just … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

J and I decided to stay in and cook something really decadent for New Year’s this year. We both have fond memories of the time we made gnocchi in my kitchen back in Cambridge, so we decided to try ricotta … Continue reading

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