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Seabeck Succotash: Poached pears with cardamom and saffron

At twenty, Beth was a good cook and nearing sixty, she’s an even better one. She went to Evergreen College for a few years and followed her interest in plants to a job at the Looking Glass Gardens, a degree … Continue reading

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If it’s Tuesday, it must be Brussels

If you received this new post as an email from Marla in the Kitchen, listen to the video below by clicking on the post title, “If it’s Tuesday, it must be Brussels.” You’ll be redirected to the blog’s website where … Continue reading

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Horse racing: My Fair Lady or Guys and Dolls?

If you received this new post as an email from Marla in the Kitchen, listen to the videos by clicking on the post title, “Horse racing: My Fair Lady or Guys and Dolls?” You’ll be redirected to the blog’s website … Continue reading

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Yogi Berra and the Pike Place Market

“Nobody goes there anymore; it’s too crowded.”  Yogi Berra Long before the fish guys tossed salmon for phone-yielding tourists, before the fairly disgusting gum wall showed up, before little kids waited to sit on Rachel the pig, and before people … Continue reading

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Conversations with a stranger

This is my new favorite song, heard during the credits of a Horace and Pete episode, sung by Dion (of Runaround Sue and Abraham, Martin and John fame) and Paul Simon. If you receive this post as a Word Press … Continue reading

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The long wait

Listen to Carly Simon’s “Anticipation” by clicking the post title, “The long wait” There must be a word for that feeling we experience, directly after a period of intense anticipation, when desire is still strong, but the waiting is over: … Continue reading

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Looks like another perfect day: California Cobb Macaroni Salad

If you receive this post as an email and want to watch the video below, click on the post title, “Looks like another perfect day” and you will be taken to the blog website. Sometimes the email version doesn’t contain … Continue reading

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Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Houston is complicated: “You’ll cry when you arrive, you’ll cry when you leave.” I cried when we arrived but I doubt that I’ll cry when we leave. Houston is hard work: the traffic, the sprawl, the weather, the traffic—all make … Continue reading

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Birth of the Cool, Part 2

Loved this story sent to me by my friend Bob, in response to the “Birth of the Cool” post, about his Midwestern exposure to art and jazz.    “Had my little mid-west mind blown away when escaping a rather bleak … Continue reading

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Portlandia

Visitors are drawn to Portland. With a population of just over 600,000 residents (approximately 400,000 could be defined as eccentric), the city is large enough to offer a world-class transit system, a thriving business environment (after all, Nike headquarters in … Continue reading

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