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Memorial Day, A Culinary Tour of the Countries of the World: Butterscotch Cookies

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Beliz, The Time of My Life: Coconut Shrimp

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San Diego: Surf, Sand, Sunsets—Lara’s Broccoli Ramen Salad

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California Water Wars, Part II: Broccoli and tofu with noodles

Judy Nelson was a seventeen-year old blonde with a ponytail and perfect bangs who wore cashmere sweater sets. She was a cheerleader and homecoming queen, plus her Uncle Tick owned our town’s only teenage hangout. She wasn’t really a mean … Continue reading

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From bagpipes to panpipes: Choripans

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Extremely young and incredibly cool

If you receive this blog via an email from Marla in the Kitchen, listen to Chet Baker playing Elvis Costello’s “Almost Blue” by clicking on the post title. It’s raining sideways, street gutters are full, mud is sliding, pedestrians are dripping—where … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara from home: One pot pasta

The week before we left Santa Barbara I planned to spend one more day downtown visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. Then the Sweetie said, “Are you going to the Santa Barbara County Courthouse? I hear it’s spectacular.” … Continue reading

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Eugene: save a tree, hug a hippie: Yumm bowl, Yumm sauce

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And they’re off: Arepas

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Santa Barbara: Expect charm

The sweetie didn’t expect workplace charm when he started the EHR project in June; but in Santa Barbara, charm is mandatory. In 2012, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital completed the $300 million Phase 4 of their in-patient facility replacement. The hospital’s architectural design combines … Continue reading

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