Monthly Archives: August 2012

Summertime al fresco

The weather has been beautiful this month. We’re eating most lunches on the front deck. This was delish. A leftover chicken sandwich. Two days earlier I’d cooked an oversize chicken breast Moroccan-style, with preserved lemons, ginger, garlic, onions, pepper, and … Continue reading

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Little Star Pizza and It’s time for TED.

Little Star Pizza 1175 Solano Ave (between Stannage Ave & Cornell Ave) Albany, CA 94706 (510) 526-7827 http://www.littlestarpizza.com Sylvia and I had lunch today at Little Star Pizza in Albany. It’s a block up from the movie theater. Nice place. Yummy pizza, … Continue reading

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Pesto tasting

Rustichella d’Abruzzo Pasta Shop Trader Giotto  subtle vinegary bitter aftertaste not nuanced grassy veggie traditional pine nuts choppy smokey tangy cheesy salty bite $7.50/4.6 oz $3 6.7 oz

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Cafe at Chez Panisse

My friend Ellen Wagner and I just had a great lunch at the Cafe at Chez Panisse. We were seated in the “tree house,” the room on the second floor in front that’s surrounded by trees and vines. Chez Panisse … Continue reading

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