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Please Ma’am, it’s just my organic yogurt …

I understand that “Liquids must all be clearly visible in a plastic bag” but as I understand it, and tell me if you think I’m wrong, something I eat with a spoon is a solid, and something I drink is … Continue reading

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air travelers weary acceptance of the new normal

Are you one of les miserables who flew over the Thanksgiving holidays? I hope it wasn’t as bad as …. Remember the good old days of air travel, the roomy seats with enough space to stretch your legs, the three … Continue reading

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the ‘Cranberry and Pumpkin’ recess snack…

for Heather – who requested the ant story I wrote for the wedding last weekend Earlier this week on one of those perfectly lovely sunny fall days we have in Southern California, I ate my lunch in the Museum garden.   … Continue reading

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1st week of May is fiddlehead season up here

What are fiddleheads? Fiddlehead greens are the unfurled fronds of a young fern which are harvested for food consumption. The tiny green spirals, which are the premium wild forage vegetable of Spring, emerge around the first week of May in … Continue reading

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Thank you Jamie Oliver! Are you there Michelle?

On March 23, I told you how Merryl Streep was 10 years old when she learned mashed potatoes didn’t come from a box. Jamie Oliver discovered that folks in Huntington, W. Virginia haven’t made the connection yet. The British chef wants … Continue reading

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Julie and Julia – Bon Appetit

Mr F and I finally watched the movie Julie and Julia last night.  I’m not a film critic, but I thought Meryl Streep’s performance as Julia Child was “splendid”, and more than once I thought we were watching the legendary … Continue reading

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Poetry: Eating Alone by Li-Young Lee

In the Poetry Salon today we read this poem:  Eating Alone by Li-Young Lee I’ve pulled the last of the year’s young onions.  The garden is bare now.  The ground is cold,  brown and old.  What is left of the day flames  … Continue reading

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Food: a gift

Reading through the Detox Diet Cookbook which my friend Corilee recently published on the internet, I looked longingly at her Hot Cereal recipe, which she suggests cooking with nuts, fruit (both fresh or dried), cinnamon, nutmeg…  Even though porridge is one of my favorite … Continue reading

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