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on being burgled

February 7, 2013



Yes, “burgled” is a word. I didn’t want last weekend to happen in the first place. I was still recovering from the weekend before that, which had consisted of three consecutive nights of drinking in excess (a networking happy hour – in which no networking was actually done; a goodbye party for a friend embarking on […]

Posted in: Emotions, Seattle, Well-being

book club: january edition

January 27, 2013



We resurrected our book club this year, setting the slightly ambitious goal to read 10 books over the course of the year. We also nearly doubled the number of people in the club, diversifying beyond just our immediate group of friends. I’m so excited about the group of girls and I’m really looking forward to […]

Posted in: Books

christmas cookery

December 22, 2012


rack of lamb - christmas dinner

I'm plowing ahead with menu-planning this year, and I've come up with too many things to make for 2 meals. I've been asked to contribute just one side dish and dessert, which is actually harder than just planning a whole meal because I want them to be THE BEST and there are so many great options to choose from:

project tofu (part 3)

December 19, 2012



  My latest “project tofu” experience was born out of a need to get rid of all the food in my refrigerator before I depart for 10 days in Colorado. I had purchased an emergency package of tofu (the normal, 14oz-size) just in case the big block that I’d let sit around for weeks had […]

Posted in: Kitchen Experiments

project tofu (part 2)

December 12, 2012


photo via gilt taste

Fresh off the success with vegetarian lettuce wraps and with half a log of tofu still left, I turned to an article and recipe I’ve been eyeing on Gilt Taste for months: “How To Make a Better Mapo Tofu“, by Ruth Reichl, one of my favorite authors. Gilt Taste appears to be defunct as they […]

Posted in: Kitchen Experiments

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