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Legalized It

Enthusiasm for Washington State’s legalization of marijuana was only dampened by the fact that Federal Law still prohibits possession, and every supporter was too stoned to rally. I kid. Pot enthusiasts across the state are celebrating by donning their sweatpants, … Continue reading

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Are You Ready?

I saw a post on facebook from a friend complaining about holiday TV ads being aired on the first day of November. And while I sympathize when I see Halloween decorations being taken down and replaced with Christmas trees, I … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two Pies

It was the best of pies, it was the worst of pies…sometimes even a recipe you’ve made a million times, a signature dish, a go to move, something you can make in your sleep, turns out so poorly it wakes … Continue reading

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Traction In The Rain

The last few days, I’ve had several conversations (some internal, some, er, external) about traction: what it is and how to get it. According to the dictionary, traction can be defined as -n 1. The act of drawing or pulling, esp … Continue reading

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Go Ask Alice

  Yesterday was Alice Waters’ birthday, and to celebrate I baked myself a pie. Alice Waters cooked up the whole idea of bringing California consciousness to French cuisine when she opened Chez Panisse in Berkeley in the 1970s. If you’ve … Continue reading

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Oops, I Did It Again

  In my last post, Mother’s Milk, I attempted the very first recipe in the classic The Cake Bible: The Mother Of All Cakes, The Pound Cake. Even though I’ve baked enough cakes to stock a bakery or ten, I … Continue reading

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Mushrooms In A Foreign Language

  Back when almost all my friends and I were single, one of my girlfriends was out of her mind in love with a very shy boy. He liked her, too, she thought, but she wanted to take the relationship … Continue reading

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