Archive | March, 2010

The Oil has Landed!

It’s here – 6 liters of Olio Extra Vergine Di Oliva from the Umbrian region of Italy. It arrived very quickly once I placed the order – less than one week from Spello to San Jose. The oil is as yummy as I remember it, maybe even better than I recalled. When I opened the […]

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Luxurious Laziness or Modern Day Necessity?

At the risk of losing the respect of all my coffee-connoisseur friends, I’m about to do a full monty on the history of coffee-drinking in our house. Despite our self-anointed foodie status, we are nothing, if not plebeian, when it comes to our coffee consumption. We frequent Starbuck’s more often than Peet’s, we buy pre-ground […]

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A New Store Unveiled: a Dormant Chef Reappears

This weekend I did what any self-respecting foodie would do on a Saturday night: took my family to the grand opening of a new specialty food store called Flavor Specialty Spice (flavorspice.com), located in Santana Row (an upscale village-like shopping center in San Jose). Flavor Specialty Spice offers 200+ spices, herbs and peppers including more […]

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How Did Bubbe Bake it? – Part 1

From my last post about banana chocolate chip loaf, you might presume that I am a good baker. But that is hardly the case. When confronted with the option to make dough or buy it in some frozen form, I will frequently choose the latter, justifying the decision with “I’m too busy to make my […]

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