Monthly Archives: March 2008

Guatemalan Chuchitos

A few of us got together for a hike and a food fest last weekend. Our friend from Guatemala taught us how to make chuchitos. We also feasted on guacamole, a huge vegetable plate, and beans. Since the day was also a Spanish conversation practice session and I was having too much fun, I wasn’t [...]
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Cooking Class: Spring Greens and Grains

Wednesday March 26, 2008 San Mateo Whole Foods Market Here’s a class for those of you who are trying to add more whole grains to your diet, but need interesting ideas for preparing them. This class will focus on seasonal spring vegetables, but I always include lots of suggestions for preparations in various seasons. The [...]
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Brick Oven Lovin’ Community Dinner

Eduardo Morell, a former colleague from Headlands Center for the Arts, runs a one-man bread-baking operation. He bakes gorgeous loaves in the Headland’s wood-fired Alan Scott oven, and then sells them at Berkeley’s Saturday and Thursday farmers’ markets. Because artisan bread is a true labor of love, and not exactly a large profit-producing endeavor, there’s [...]
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Cross Pollination

About a month ago I started writing regularly for this new green blog. It just went live this week. The official blurb:“EcoSalon is the new green blog featuring original fashion and lifestyle topics for discerning women who want to go green with grace and style. It’s authentic, informative and addictive!” In my words: “I get [...]
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Easy Bean and Sausage Gratin

When I was working for the recipes for the Heirloom Bean Book with Steve Sando of Rancho Gordo, my diet changed a lot. With a little planning, I found that it’s pretty easy to soak and cook dried beans once or twice a week. Once they’re cooked and in your fridge, they can become the [...]
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Community is alive and well…Or, in danger of becoming a gardening blog.

What do you do if you have a couple new raised beds in your backyard and a big pile of rich, black, smelly dirt in the driveway? Make soup! That’s right, make soup. Then call some people up and invite them over for lunch in exchange for hauling a few wheelbarrows full of dirt into [...]
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