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  • Aromas and memories

    Helen Keller once said, “Smell is a potent wizard that transports us across thousands of miles and all the years we have lived.” When I smell fresh baked bread I remember the pastries at Shubert’s Bakery on Clement Street in San Francisco. I worked with...
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  • Split Pea and Spinach Soup

    There are as many variations of pea soup as there are colors in a painter’s palette. This isn’t your garden-variety pea soup. The fresh baby spinach leaves and fennel, along with  a classic split pea soup base, will be most pleasing to your palate. When...
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  • Bird Nest Soup Recipe

    April Fools’ Day is always celebrated on April 1st. It is the name given to the custom of playing practical jokes on friends, or sending them on fools errands. Sometimes, elaborate practical jokes played on friends or relatives last the entire day. Even the news...
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  • Breakfast Quiche

    Breakfast quiche is a welcome change from eggs and potatoes, and was first served to me by my wife’s mom, Hattie, on a cold, snowy morning in Portola, California. Hattie used restaurant style hash browns, but those in the frozen food section of your favorite...
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  • Vegetarians defined

    Vegetarians are sometimes referred to as herbivores, or plant eating animals, as opposed to omnivores, which are animals that eat both plants and animal matter. The distinction does not end there, however. Did you know there are various types of vegetarians? A lacto-ovo vegetarian eats...
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  • Hey Moonies — there is no free lunch

    The Moonies, as they were called back in the day, were devotees of the Korean religious leader, Reverend Sun Myong Moon. They refer to themselves, today, as “Unificationists.” When I met the Moonies in 1971, my roommate, Lol, and I were living on the second...
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  • Savory Cheese and Tomato Pie

    Are you allergic to eggs but would love to eat quiche? Here’s an egg-less quiche for those that are allergic to eggs or for those that want to avoid the extra cholesterol found in traditional quiches. It is fun, easy to prepare and delicious. Be...
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  • Crostini with Fresh Kale

      In Italian, the word crostini means “little toasts,” which is an accurate description. Crostini are made by thinly slicing bread, typically plain white bread, and toasting or grilling it so that it becomes crispy. The slices can be drizzled with olive oil and salt...
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  • Eggs Benedict

    New York’s Delmonico’s Steakhouse Restaurant opened it’s doors in 1837. Approximately 30 years later the first Eggs Benedict were served. Here’s how the story goes according to the  Kitchen Project website: In the 1860’s, a regular patron of the restaurant, Mrs. LeGrand Benedict, finding nothing...
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