Monthly Archives: May 2010


>Arrivederci is known as a go-to place for Italian in San Diego. But I am from the East Coast, and I take my Italian food very seriously, so admittedly, I was skeptical at the West Coast translation. I had a … Continue reading

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>Where Am I?

> I’ve been a little checked out, socially. I moved away from everyone I knew, and I’ve become a bit of a shut-in since moving West. I’ve been working very hard on a novel, and I’m hoping that I can … Continue reading

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>Homemade Strawberry Jam

> I have a confession: I am very picky about jam, and I dislike jelly altogether. I have only specific brands of jam that I will buy, most of them quite expensive. I just don’t like all of the HFCS … Continue reading

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>PB & J cupcakes

> When I was little, my grandmother made this peanut butter snack cake that was bursting with peanut flavor had perfect texture and crumb. She’d bake it in an 8 X 8 dish, then cut it into squares and serve … Continue reading

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>Hash House a Go Go

>San Diego is a city of breakfast. When I ask people about good places to eat, the subject of booze specials usually comes up, followed by a mention of favorite brunch locales. A favorite eatery of locals, tucked into an … Continue reading

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>Almost Sugar-free, Gluten-free Super Chocolate "Muffins"

> I’ve had a number of requests for some gluten-free recipes. I’ve never baked gluten-free, and I’m still trying to determine how to create gluten-free baked goods that rise nicely. These muffins are muffins only in the loosest of terms. … Continue reading

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>Q & A — Answers and Tips, part 2 — shopping and equipment

> My goal with this blog is to provide some guidance and techniques for baking and cooking in general. I have been getting a number of questions regarding the equipment that I use, and my shopping habits for materials (ie, … Continue reading

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