Category Archives: Wine

Baba Ganoush (Translation: Yummy Eggplant Dip)

Fun factoid #1: literal translation from Arabic– Pampered Papa or Coy Daddy Fun factoid #2: Eggplants contain nicotine. Why is this? Good question! Because the tobacco plant is a member of the nightshade family, along with eggplant, tomato, tomatillo, chilie, peppers, … Continue reading

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My new favorite ‘found’ item!

I found this in a throw-away bin– one of the bins where we could toss our earthquake trash. Look! Look closer! That’s what I saw when I opened the book the next day. I was so excited. I loved Julia Child. … Continue reading

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Julia’s Bolognese Sauce.

I cannot, for the life of me, recall if I’ve posted this recipe. It’s my very very very favorite recipe for Bolognese Sauce– which basically is nothing more than a meaty Italian pasta sauce. In Bolognese, the meat is the … Continue reading

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We are blessed.

Napa, the town, suffered terrible damage. Napa, the people, did not. We are so blessed. When my family and I ran out of our house, shoes on our feet, flashlights in hand, I can only describe what I felt as … Continue reading

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Busting Nutrition Information Redux- We Need Fat.

Why do our bodies need fat? Good question! Let’s start with the infant nervous system. From the Journal of Pediatrics: Fats are necessary for the development of your young child’s central nervous system, vision and intelligence. Fats surround the nerve … Continue reading

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