Food Bloggers on the Farm in San Francisco

The surroundings of Alemany Farm in San Francisco do not bring forth feelings of pastoral tranquility. On one side is 12 lanes of high speed traffic (Interstate 280 and Alemany Blvd), which showers the area with waves of noise. On another side, a large housing complex—a vast space of buildings, cars and concrete. Layers of […]

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A Week of Eating

[updated below] Last week, Sam of Becks and Posh suggested a dare in which participants photograph everything they eat between Monday November 20 to Sunday November 26 (her week is here). And I thought, “why not?” My Week of Eating The picture above is the “everything” collage for the week; below I present daily collages […]

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IMBB #27 – Soy Trilogy

During my Eat Local Challenge in May, I went without soy for an entire month (except for soy sauce), and during that month my I cooked several Japanese-style meals. So IMBB #27, with its “Joy of Soy” theme, comes at a perfect time. My contribution is a trilogy of soy in distinctly different forms: sauce, […]

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Apricot-Pecan Squares

After finding the patience to wait forĀ  butter to soften, apricot-pecan squares come together easily. The bars are fairly sweet, with a butterscotch background. The apricots and pecans offer textural and flavor contrast. I used unsulfured Blenheim apricots from Trader Joes (Buy California Grown, and all that), and they were a bit too tough for […]

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