Monthly Archives: December 2014

A Tacoma Christmas Carole: Fried Rice

Thoughts while waiting for a Christmas Eve root canal.  So many scary looking dental machines—just look out the window and concentrate on the garden. Who in the world is singing a hip hop Rudolph the RNRD? I’m not much of … Continue reading

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Bus shorts or, life outside the bubble

I’ve been riding the #11 bus for a month now and San Juan is still misspelled on the reader board. Using mass transit forces a rider out of her bubble. When it’s raining, she scurries out of the house into … Continue reading

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White Elephant and Balloon Dog: Olive oil braised halibut with roasted tomatoes and artichokes

My favorite Christmas song. Whether you are a Santa or a Scrooge, if you receive a regular paycheck, a holiday office party is inevitable. I’ll bet if They took a poll, the majority of employees would rather go straight home … Continue reading

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Turkey in the sun: Quick PB fudge

Once upon a time, we had a spot here but Southern California is unforgiving. Like New York City, you must be at the top of your game or you’ll be laughed off the field. Continue reading

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