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Daring Bakers February: Tiramisu

The February 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen and Deeba of Passionate About Baking. They chose Tiramisu as the challenge for the month. Their challenge recipe is based on recipes from The Washington Post, Cordon Bleu at Home and Baking Obsession. RECIPE SOURCE: Mascarpone Cheese – Vera’s Recipe (Baking [...]

Michelangelo Was Here

The bathroom needs to be finished Monday. I can’t believe how happy I am with the paint color.

San Jose Garces

Yesterday, the Garces group opened the Garces Trading Company on the outskirts of the gayborhood. Today, I went. It’s smaller than I thought it would be with a cafe with waiter service in the middle and the food purchase areas around the perimeter in a sort of racetrack around the eating area. Cheeses and charcuterie [...]

Snowmageddon 2010

I thought we as a species had evolved past being crippled by less than catastrophic weather events (this being a normal-for-the-season event). I was wrong. I have seen less juiced up frenzy after an earthquake.

I Know Where I’ve Seen You Before

I just had an aha moment. Actually, I did a few days ago. I figured out where I’d seen this character before. Complete, from the tennis to the sister to the family money. When I was making him up along with the rest of this book, I thought I was starting from the beginning, but [...]

Snowed In, Part II

Who knew? Crippling snowstorms would fall on the city on Saturdays in the same winter. Shocking. In a near reiteration of the last storm before Christmas, this one dumped 18″ on the city. Most businesses were closed in the neighborhood with the exception of places frequented by locals. The gyms were open, two coffee shops, [...]

Someone’s Already Said All the Good Stuff

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