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Memorial Day

Each Memorial Day I write a post about our creative, generous friends from We The North and their ingenious, theme-based dinner party. This year on the way into Vancouver, we stopped a mile from the Canadian border crossing, on the … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast

In the late 1980s, the Sweetie and I watched the television series, Beauty and the Beast—a fantasy/romance/crime drama about the relationship between noble Vincent, the man/beast who looked like a lion, and beautiful Catherine, the smart, successful Manhattan lawyer. Vincent … Continue reading

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Living For the City

If you received this new post as an email from Marla in the Kitchen, watch the video below by clicking on the post title, “Living for The City.” You’ll be redirected to the blog’s website where YouTube videos can be … Continue reading

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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?

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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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