Tag Archives: food

Harry Potter party time

Last Thanksgiving I started reading the Harry Potter series to my younger girls.  They immediately fell in love with the characters and stories, and we soon began to collect an assortment of Harry Potter paraphernalia – robes, wands, LEGOs, chess … Continue reading

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The perfect summer cocktail – 2012 edition

We’ve been drinking Gin Fizzes since last summer, but as our family vacation approached in July I felt some self-induced pressure to find a new signature cocktail.  My husband was perfectly happy with the Gin Fizz and saw no need … Continue reading

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Three Perfect Days: San Diego

When I was a loyal customer of United Airlines, back in the days before JetBlue, I would settle into my seat and immediately open the inflight magazine to the Three Perfect Days feature.  In those days I hadn’t traveled much, … Continue reading

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How to survive a working conference

I’ve just returned from my company’s annual customer conference in Las Vegas,  an event that meant 12 hours of standing booth duty, 7 short theatre presentations, 6 hours of one-on-one meetings with industry analysts,  5 days of restaurant or conference … Continue reading

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Happy birthday Golden Gate Bridge!

On Friday, while our children were in school, my husband and I went on a field trip.  We ventured into Marin County to enjoy lunch at a new restaurant in Golden Gate National Park on the property that used to … Continue reading

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How do you like your oatmeal?

I love oatmeal, I really do. Rolled oats and steel cut. Cooked with canned pumpkin, a little brown sugar, and spices for a yummy hot breakfast.  Uncooked stirred into plain yogurt with fruit for a satisfying snack. Mixed with butter, … Continue reading

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The twelve days…and a recipe

I think I may have been a little too relaxed about Christmas this year. Mid-way through present opening on Christmas morning, I realized that I’d failed to wrap and place under the tree my favorite and most personal gift for … Continue reading

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