when life hands you apples…

Apples are one of my favorite fruits – especially when it’s apple season (aka, right now).  I’ll go through a bag of apples really quickly, either throwing them into smoothies or eating them as snacks.  But it has happened on occasion where I forget that I have them on hand (don’t ask, I have no idea […]

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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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three fall drinks to replace your psl.

If Fall had a flagship drink, it’s the Pumpkin Spice Latte.  Steamed milk, pumpkin pie spices, a bit of pumpkin puree, and espresso, topped with a bit of whipped cream – what’s not to like? I must admit, it’s a pretty tasty drink – but if you ever look at the nutritional information for a […]

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fairytale pumpkins for a fall lasagna.

I experienced my first memorable fall in September 2001, when I moved to San Francisco.  My friend’s parents had a house in northern Marin County where the back porch was nestled into the edge of the wooded area with trees that were starting to shed their foliage.  In the early morning, you would see deer creeping […]

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