recipes, vegetarian, korean food, vegan

accidental vegan monday

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"You do realize," said my sweetie as we both sat down at the dining room table, "this meal is vegan." I hadn't until she mentioned it. The inspiration for the meal had been from two sources: first, borrowing Quick & Easy Korean Cooking from the library; and second, it being…

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recipes, vegetarian, jewish food, holidays, soup

parve matzoh ball soup

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Of course, one can't have Passover without the one dish which expresses the true meaning of the holiday: matzoh ball soup! Mind you, Kris would like it if I made matzoh ball soup more often, but it's quite a time-consuming dish (and requires 3 pots), so she only gets it…

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recipes, brunch, holidays, jewish food

cheddar and onion matzoh brei

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It's Passover time! The best Jewish holiday, as far as I'm concerned, because it's all about food. Yes, a lot of that food consists of matzoh, but The Tribe gets pretty inventive with it. Such as, for example, the classic Pesach bruch food: matzoh brei. Usually, matzoh brei is sort…

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san francisco, literature, fog

Army of the Fog Memorial

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So, when I heard the fog horns last night I was thinking how much I missed Karl and how little he's been around lately. Sometimes it feels to me like it's not the same city anymore now that it's seldom blanketed by fog. So, a little free verse about that…

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baking, pie, dessert, florida

Key Lime Pi day

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Pi Day comes at a bad time for making pies; apples are out of season and over the hill, and neither berries nor summer fruit have come in yet. This means that you pretty much need to make your Pi Day Pie of something which is available year-round, such as…

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party, wine, chocolate, cheese

tasting parties at home

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Tasting parties are a great foodie activity for an evening in with friends. If you stick to tastings of purchased, semi-perishable foods, then you have an activity for a weeknight party as well; you do your shopping the weekend before. The classic tastings are wine, cheese and chocolate, because they…

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