Monthly Archives: January 2006

Proper etiquette

After a picnic on the beach, a nap is always good form.

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Oh my darlin’, oh my darlin’, oh my darlin’ clementine

Stephen and I were in Daly City to see a movie, so we stopped by the big, cool Asian supermarket to pick up a few things. Specifically, I’d been in the mood for the tasty Vietnamese spring rolls that Tejal

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I always have more to say about gin

As an addendum to yesterday’s love poem to gin, some practical information. From The Food Lover’s Companion: Gin [JIHN] An unaged liquor made by distilling grains such as barley, corn or rye with juniper berries. London dry gin is any

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Janie Ginnyseed

Last night, during a phone call with our sometime guest blogger Whitney, I learned that she has taken to drinking gin, and I’m largely responsible. No, I haven’t said hurtful things or betrayed her and driven her to the bottle,

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Who loves the soup?

Poking around in my recipe collection the other day, I noticed I make a lot of soup. When I’m at home during the day and in search of lunch, often I’ll get to poking around for things that can be

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Magical transformation

I didn’t always love chicken thighs. I wanted them to be a cheaper alternative to boneless, skinless breasts. Instead, they insisted on being blatantly misshapen, oddly grayish, fat-streaked chunks. They sauteed for crap. I didn’t like them, and even though

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Pictures from Tejal’s new pad

Crostini with white bean puree, roasted tomatoes, almonds, and smoked paprika. Glyn, master of the flame. Tejal corrupting little Milton. The duck, oh so smoky and covered in a spicy-sweet glaze, dripping with tasty duck fat. Glyn carving, the second

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It’s slow. . . and sexy

The dreary weather persists. Wet feet are all the rage, or at least the inevitable result of leaving the house. The other result, at least around my place, are rich, slow-cooked dishes that warm the tummy and fortify against the

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