Monthly Archives: August 2013

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)

I was waiting eagerly to try another recipe from Well Fed, the cookbook.  Char Siu is Chinese BBQ Pork, which usually has a neon-red glow to it if you get it take-out.  This recipe is completely Paleo, with coconut aminos … Continue reading

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Heirloom Expo!!!

It is almost Heirloom Expo time.  OK, OK, it is the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.  September 11-13.  Yay!  I am excited!  We went last year and it was bigtime inspirado!

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Awful (Offal) Meatballs

Since reading a blog post on Marks Daily Apple several months ago, we’ve been discussing the possibility of trying offal.  Since I haven’t eaten many organ meats (besides vague memories of having to try liver and onions as a kid), … Continue reading

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Air Raid 2!!!

We had roamed out this fine Sunday morning to check out the Los Altos Friends of the Library book sale.  We did get a few interesting books to add to our collection.  We went home to drop of our finds … Continue reading

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Hiking This Week

My nephew was visiting this week, the last week of Summer for him before school starts.  We didn’t hike to hard this week.  Crystal and I are in a dilemma about new boots and minimalist footwear that is still unsolved. … Continue reading

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Purisima Creek Redwoods, Take 3

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This was our third time hiking the Purisima Creek Redwoods.  The first time was soon after we got married and bought new hiking boots.  We affectionately call that hike the “death march” because a 2 mile walk with one bottle … Continue reading

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Salad Bar Party

I hosted a salad bar party for folks at work as sort of an end-of-summer hurrah.  I mostly used veggies from Farmer Pete, and spent probably about $20 for the rest: chicken, lettuces, cheese, and olives.  That is an inexpensive, … Continue reading

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Braised Beef

Mmmm, mmmm.  I enjoy cooking and eating some braised beef!  I did not follow any recipe this time, winging it!  Normally the recipe calls for tomato paste, some tomato sauce, some stock and a little wine.  I did almost none … Continue reading

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Pickled Shrimp

A few days ago, the daily post from Mark’s Daily Apple suggested making pickled shrimp.  When we went to the grocery store, there were wild-caught shrimp in the sale section for a few bucks a pound!  I more or less … Continue reading

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Rancho San Antonio Hiking Pictures

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Even though it’s only five miles from our house, we had never hiked at Rancho San Antonio Open Space until recently.  There are lots of trails and a small, working farm.  And lots of animals to be seen, both wild … Continue reading

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