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Robin
the search for delicious
Interests: eating, naps, novels, walking, movies, sewing, knitting, ice cream, ambition, and lazing about
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“We can’t all, and some of us don’t. That’s all there is to it.” --Eeyore We have in our house what seems to me an unusual number of spiders, very small grey ones. They don’t do any harm, beyond spinning... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s
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It may seem that I am failing to make good on my intention to post more frequently and at lesser length, but from my perspective this is only half true. I have a few half-written posts on my desktop, whereas... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s
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Our wedding ceremony was very short and very secular. We were in a walled garden, and we had a little acoustic guitar music and two readings. My sister insisted that a marriage could not commence without a reading of first... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s
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I was hoping to come back when life looked a lot like the picture above. But there comes a time when one must adjust one's expectations and just jump back in, thankful, perhaps, that things aren't quite as bad as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2012 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s
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I'll be back when I get my ducks in a row. Or maybe when they're lined-up-ish; I don't want to stay away forever. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2011 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s
The first time I went to the dentist after having my daughter, I, too, felt like I was at a spa! It was amazing. The second time I went to the dentist after having her, I had to bring her with me, along with her chair, a movie, snacks, etc... :(
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Sorry if this harshes your August mellow, but we have been talking and playing a lot of school lately. For long stretches of most days we are "Teacher Mommy" and "Schoolgirl Bee." Even Baby Dear and Baby Love and the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2011 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s
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There's still plenty of settling in left to do, but we are no longer wondering where the clean socks are or consulting The Spreadsheet to find extension cords and batteries. Last week I repeated a dinner (Greek salad), and the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s
Feet used in the U-pack trailer: 16 Threats of domestic violence: 1 (me to him) Hurtful profanities: 1 (him to me) Resolutions to move to an ashram and have no things and no relationships: 1 (me) Hours of television watched... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2011 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s
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Yes. This was a few weeks ago, packing while watching Metropolitan. I had just concluded a purge of sentimental correspondence and objects from late adolesence and so was gratified when one character said, "I don't want to go through the... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2011 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s
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Weirdly, I get anxious when I go a long time without posting here. I'm always carrying a couple of posts around in my head, trying out different phrases, wondering if this is too boring or that is too negative. The... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2011 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s
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When I’m casting about for dinner ideas, it sometimes—not often enough—occurs to me to simplify a recipe or side dish from Sunday Suppers at Lucques. I love, love, love this cookbook, but every component of every recipe seems to call... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2011 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s
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{this is a Kate Spade ad from 2000, I think, scanned from my recently unearthed personal collection} I want to post about most of these things in depth, but the time has come to acknowledge this as laughably unlikely. So... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s
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I am emerging bleary-eyed from a trance induced by online real estate, and this on top of a heck of a bread bender--the first thing I did yesterday morning was to preheat the oven for a pizza made with Tartine... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2011 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s
My husband loves to hear stories about EZ's Old Man. His dream is to be a grumpy New England gentleman, and mine is to be Tasha Tudor!
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2011 on an EZ set at SouleMama
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As you know, about a year and a half ago, we moved from Manhattan to San Francisco in order to be closer to Tartine. I mean, the Ferry Building. No, wait, it was for Andrew's work. Or was it Tartine?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2011 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s
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For me, the strangest thing about being older but not yet old is how deeply I've come to feel the patterns of the year. I do not mean this in some celestially or chthonically transcendant way, with seasons and rituals... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2011 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s
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Along with Look and Cook and See and Sew, Sow and Grow was on my Amazon wishlist for many years. Time and again I almost bought them for myself--who could resist these great old illustrations?!--but I am actually pretty good... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2011 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s
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Things you will see in India: The best clothes ever. A man pouring chai back and forth and back and forth between two cups. Cows and pigs wandering the streets. Parrots, monkeys, and some very scrappy dogs. Misty bright green... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2011 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s
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So said E.M. Forster, or one of his characters, anyway. Here I've been wondering what to write about our trip when I should have known from the beginning to forego sweeping summaries in favor of snapshots and glimpses. Then I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s
My sister always says, "I love eating pasta at your house because you put carbs on top of the carbs." I toast breadcrumbs tossed in olive oil at 400 for 6-10 minutes, until golden but not dark brown, and then sprinkle on top of any pasta instead of (or in addition to!) grated cheese. Especially good on pasta with cauliflower, red pepper flakes, capers, etc. a la Zuni Cafe cookbook, yum. Also good on soup or salad. I think I may have busted my food processor while trying to make very stale bread cubes into crumbs?!? Its motor sounds unhappy.
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2011 on what to do with bread crumbs at angry chicken
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Malaria pills, check; ebooks, check; paperback in case ebooks fail, check; new knitting, check; baby nestled in with grandparents, check. I'm off on an adventure and will see you in 2011. Happy new year! Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2010 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s
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I do not have a Christmas cookie tradition. (Maybe something as overwhelming and reckless as my cookie love can't be expected to conform to tradition's mold?) Yes, I made palmiers a few years ago, and two years before that I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2010 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s
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The pictures in my iPhoto go almost straight from Bee in a witch costume to Bee with her miniature Christmas tree. Granted, this is in large part because my parents came for Thanksgiving and took charge of the photographic duties,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2010 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s
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My recent enthusiasm for programs of enforced self-discipline may have gone too far: I decided to take a crack at NaNoWriMo. If I'm to have any hope of "winning," as they say, then I must simply forget about this space... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2010 at h o m e * e c o n o m i c s