Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christmas Cookies

I’m home in Boston for Christmas.  It is Christmas, even though it’s a freakish 50 degrees with not a bit of snow in sight.  Still, there are many other signs of Christmas: lights, a tree covered in ornaments, and cookies.  … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate, Espresso and Black Pepper Cookies

Martha Stewart knows her cookies. (recipe here)  These are delicious with coffee, dipped in cocoa, or hot off the cookie sheet.  They’re worth any minor finger burns you get in the process. The recipe makes approximately four dozen cookies full … Continue reading

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Buffalo Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I have spent a large chunk of my life avoiding spicy things.  I never understood why someone would want to eat spicy food voluntarily.  I associated spicy food with pain and tears; usually after accidentally ingesting a piece of jalapeno.  … Continue reading

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A Runner’s Christmas Tree

At home in Boston, there are three little glass Christmas trees.  One is filled with M&Ms, one with Hershey’s kisses, and one with starburst mints.  They’ve been filled every year that I can remember.  And also every year, someone has … Continue reading

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A Vegetarian Riff on French Onion Soup

I have no childhood associations with French onion soup the way I did with stuffing.  The fact that it’s traditionally made with beef broth didn’t wreak havoc on me when I became vegetarian because I don’t think I’ve ever even … Continue reading

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Race Recap: Walnut Creek 5k

The short version: 24:53!! The long version is significantly longer, but I had to start with my time.  I got my 24, with six seconds to spare.  Race morning was very cold, and I drove over to Walnut Creek with … Continue reading

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Walnut Creek 5k

I’m running another 5k this Saturday.  It will be my third 5k of this fall/winter running season.  I ran the Walnut Festival 5k in September and the Mermaid Run San Francisco 5k in November. It’s really no secret that I … Continue reading

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