mamie’s simple green soup

Instead of apple picking last weekend, we ended up at the San Rafael Civic Center Farmers Market – my favorite market in the Bay Area, even more than the SF Ferry Building’s market. One of the market’s most popular vendors – Tomatero Farms – carries some of the most spectacular greens at great prices: several […]

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you made it to the weekend!

I can’t believe it’s the last day of September already!  From what I gather, it’s actually supposed to rain this weekend – and we’re heading up towards Mendocino (where it’s apparently going to thunderstorm).  As California has had quite a massive drought over the past few years, we definitely need the water – but I’m not […]

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love of travel | a guide to austin, texas

Austin is one of the country’s most happening cities, so we asked a local entrepreneur, Sara-Mai Conway of Resolute Fitness, to give us the inside scoop on ATX!

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j’adore le sud-ouest.

With my parents living in Honolulu and my husband’s parents living in France, I consider myself super lucky that a visit to either “home” is never a bad thing. Not only do my hub’s parents live in France, but they live in the Southwest – home to some of the most pristine countryside I’ve ever […]

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good things come to those who sweat.

Genius is one percent inspiration, 99% perspiration. – Thomas Edison Just like acupuncture, ayurveda, and cupping, sweating for spiritual and physical well-being has been practiced by many cultures throughout history. My college friend from Sweden used to regale me with colorful accounts of vodka-fueled winter sauna sessions with his buddies. My husband and one of his best friends sometimes travel to […]

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sonoma meets france: caillettes

Jules and I returned from a few weeks in France at the end of last month, and every time we come back to the States, my heart aches. It’s not that I don’t like it here, but there is something about being in the French countryside that really resonates with my soul. I’ve never considered […]

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feliz navidad: tamale time. {mexico}

Christmas is my favorite time of year.  I love most things about the holidays – the fresh cut Christmas tree we bought from Little Hills in Petaluma, the mulled wine our neighbors made for after dinner drinks this weekend, the stash of European treats I squirreled away (Christmas pudding, dark chocolate Digestives, and marzipan), and […]

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an egg feast from the middle east.

I often dabble in vegetarian and vegan food, but I’ve realized that my love of eggs and cheese (especially together) is a big reason I could never commit to a fully vegan lifestyle. Vegetarian has been the somewhat accidental food mode in our house lately, as it’s been so warm here in Northern California that […]

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