food, inspiration

Inspired By Alice Water’s Fireplace Fried Egg

All I Wanted Was for Alice Waters to Feed Me Then she picked up a large copper spoon with a two-foot handle. She rubbed olive oil into the spoon’s cup and cracked in one of the eggs. I saw the golden-orange yolk. Holding the end of the spoon’s handle, Waters extended the egg into the […]

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cate, food, parenting

Pink Lady Apple Popsicles (archive 2007)

Cate loves loves ice cream. In order to balance her craving against the saturated fats of ice cream, I make her popsicles out of strawberries, raspberries and apples. Her favorite is lady pink apple ones. 1) Take 6 lady pinks, wash and juice them 2) Take a cheese cloth and filter the juice 3 times […]

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food

Small Business Owners

I’ve always loved small businesses owners.  They risk their time, their life savings to open a business that they are often passionate about.  The reward is usually not forthcoming immediately but they have confidence in themselves to plow forward and eventually a small percentage of them succeed and flourish. Support your local small businesses (if […]

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food

best hot dog anywhere: Top Dog

If you are within 30 miles of Berkeley anytime of the night (b4 2am) and you have the cravings for hot dogs, drop by Top Dog in Berkeley (7 reviews Y! Local). My favorite, Hot Link (beef with 4 kinds of peppers) grilled, in grilled crunchy sesame buns. Fresh onions. (People rave about the fact […]

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parenting

Kate: the first year: diet

Angie took the red pill: She started reading the Super Baby Food book and she decided that we will be making all of Kate’s food ourselves. I was lazy and didn’t read the book but the basic principle was that you want lots of colors in the food you give your baby.  There are about […]

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food

Food fit for a king

Just came back from the SF Ferry Building Farmer’s Market. Now this is what you call a meal for a king.  Strawberries, mint leaves, cherries, apricot, asparagus, honey yogurt, pistachio nut, honey glazed walnuts, apple turnover, costata, cherry krisp (from Fog Hollow Farms) For breakfast I had some very yummie honey yorgurt from Saint Benoît […]

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food

Chez Karine: Software Engineer Turned Chef : lend your support

  First there was Cynthia At Furenzu and now George has a friend at Chez Karine.  A tiny trend: Women software engineers turn chefs! I dropped by with Kate to say hi and spend some holiday cash.  Wow!  I was knocked off my feet! My first taste was the Sablés Chocolat which was bittersweet chocolates […]

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