Monthly Archives: November 2008

Abalone Three Ways

It’s good to have friends who dive. Sometimes they’ll just show up at your house on a Sunday evening with beer and abalone. I haven’t had abalone in years. It is a very special food and on a Sunday a couple weeks back, the abalone showed up and I got to decide how to cook [...]
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The ever-giving gift of squash: Squash Souffle for Thanksgiving

The squash from the last post that I used to make the pasta with chanterelles got quite a workout last week. The parts of the squash that I hadn't diced got roasted that same night in wedges until tender. So there was all this squash flesh in my refrigerator. On my bike ride home, where [...]
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Autumn Inspires

One recent blustery Saturday I picked up these items from the Berkeley farmers' market. It just seemed like the perfect day for a combination of orange-fleshed squash, thyme, and chanterelles. It was anybody's guess at the time what would become of them. (Lovely squash and thyme courtesy of Annabelle at La Tercera Farm) Some of [...]
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Earthquake Preparedness

Are you ready? Most people I talk to are not. I had "earthquake kit" on my list of things to do for 7 years. What made me do it finally? Probably the free-floating anxiety due to the upcoming election, the economy, shorter, darker days. My anxiety needed a place to land. It landed at Trader [...]
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