Monthly Archives: June 2006

Casablanca in the fog

(image from www.aziza-sf.com) When Stephen and I moved to San Francisco, our choice of neighborhood was dictated largely by where we could afford. As recent college graduates with no jobs lined up, we ended up in the Outer Richmond. We

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Vodka for grownups

Most of my early drinking took the form of vodka, preferably raspberry flavored or in Cosmo form, but ever since I fell in love with gin, neutral spirits have fallen far by the wayside. When I taste vodka, my tongue

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Some like it hot

Last year, I saw a recipe in Saveur for a grilled chili and shallot condiment meant to accompany steak. “Ooh, tasty!” I thought, then I promptly put the magazine into the drawer of no return, a.k.a. the place I put

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A smidge elaborate for a Tuesday

Cooking for a family of two has certain challenges. These are not the same challenges as those my mother faced for so many years. I don’t come home from work and have to wrestle three kids, two of whom are

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I scoff at your food pyramid

Stephen and I met Tejal and Glyn at the farmer’s market in Mountain View yesterday. It’s a nice market, big enough for variety, but not so big that I become overstimulated and unable to make reasonable choices. Aside from the

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Trial and error

I want to make excellent salsa, not just chopped or pureed tomatoes and onions in a bowl, but a truly nuanced condiment. I seek that elusive balance of chunk and puree, the perfect level of chili heat that lingers but

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