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Between Seasons

What to cook when it’s hot outside but you’re desperately longing for rich, fall food? When it’s too early for stew and you’re not quite craving crumbles? Welcome to a mid-October dilemma in LA. Friends were coming for dinner and … Continue reading

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My Turn!

Remember how nice it was when Dana had the ladies over for lunch? Well, now it was my turn! Lunch, I thought, would be the perfect occasion to highlight Poppy’s and Ginger’s generous gifts to us. As I mentioned in … Continue reading

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Two Tip Tuesday

Tuesday has rolled around again and this week we have tips for avoiding–or curing–that cold that’s going around. Tip One: Tazo Green Tea, Zen variety. I had this at a friend’s house a couple of weeks ago and am now … Continue reading

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It’s Two-Tip Tuesday!

Now, after taking a break to be with family and friends, I’m back with two tips for January 3rd, the first Tuesday of 2012! Tip Number One: The Sodastream¬†counter-top carbonation machines. They’ve been around for a while, but if you … Continue reading

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Going overboard

A friend put the idea of tapas into my head. What a great idea, I thought, for an upcoming dinner with friends. I grabbed my copy of “Tapas” by the great Spanish food authority, Penelope Casas, and flipped through it.¬†I … Continue reading

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Cucina Povera

My review of “Cucina Povera” by Pamela Sheldon Johns is up on Zester. Take a look. The book offers a good bit of history about life in Tuscany during WWII and how the hard times shaped the area’s cuisine. It … Continue reading

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It’s time

Am I a dinosaur? I’ve been an editor for big magazines and have freelanced extensively but haven’t done a whole lot of web stuff. I hadn’t been avoiding it, really, I just figured I’d learn when I had to. (How … Continue reading

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