Monthly Archives: August 2011

New York Times Videos

Perfect Vinaigrette, New York Times Video. Great hints on prepping the salad dressing. If you’re going to do it over and over again, might as well get it right. Artichokes

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Why it the scale going up?

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Ch-ch-changes

Uh-oh. I started writing this blog a scant three months ago. I just realized that 3 out of the 5 images in the header are foods I have cut out of my diet. I may have to re-think this thing.

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Retro cuisine

The people who lived in the cottage we’re renting in Carmel never threw anything away. Open a drawer and you may find a dozen screwdrivers. Or fifty candles, many half-burnt. Or half a dozen ancient cookbooks. While preparing lunch, I … Continue reading

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Making do

After a typical breakfast, cereal if I remember, I headed to Pebble for the Concours. Asian salad for lunch. Rather than pour the dressing over it, I dip the tines of the fork in it to get the taste. No, … Continue reading

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Automobile week eating

August 18, 2011   The day the cars destined for Pebble Beach park along Ocean Avenue. A super sweet galia mellon for breakfast. We lunched a Basil, a knock-out little restaurant. Heirloom tomatoes, salmon over salad. The final photo may … Continue reading

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Just another day in paradise

Bums in San Francisco sometimes display a sign “Just another day in paradise.” If I were into using signs to express my mood, on a day like today I might just join them. The cupboard was bare this morning, so … Continue reading

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Cars and food

Peach yoghurt, deviled eggs, bean soup midmorning, pasta, long walk on Carmel beach, salad, steamed artichoke hearts from the giant artichoke. DaVinci whole wheat pasta is great stuff, not the pasty drek I usually get when whole wheat is involved. … Continue reading

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Back on track?

Yoghurt for breakfast. 11:30 snack of Trader Joe’s black bean soup. (The Trader’s soup is a health food in a pourable container. Quick zap in the microwave and it’s ready to go. As soon as I finished it, I got … Continue reading

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Reckoning

Breakfast of hard-cooked eggs. Lunch at Massaro & Santos, 32 Cannery Row. Great view off Coast Guard Pier. This is a spot for locals, far enough away from the touristy fake restaurants down the street to offer yummy seafood at … Continue reading

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